FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
February 5, 2019

Public’s Help Needed in Identifying Armed Robber

The FBI and Marion County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help identifying an armed suspect who robbed the Columbia Bank branch located at 510 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, Oregon, on Friday, February 1st. At 5:46 p.m., the suspect walked into the bank carrying a black pistol and a black backpack. He approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received the cash, and left the bank on foot. Witnesses describe him as follows:

  • African American man
  • Age: mid-30's
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Weight: 250 pounds
  • Wearing: black Carhartt hooded sweatshirt, black Carhartt balaclava/helmet liner, black Mechanic gloves with gray writing on them, light gray sweatpants, gray Nike tennis shoes

The FBI has featured this unknown bank robber on its webpage at https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2019-02-04.3252460748.

Anyone with information about this armed robber can call the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181, or the Marion County Sheriff's Office at (503) 540-8079. Those with information can also provide tips through the FBI's website at https://tips.fbi.gov.