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Clackamas woman arrested in connection with OC bank robbery

Clackamas resident Brenda Kay Hunt, 42, was arrested at her home, 11436 SE 90th Ave. #312, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in connection with a robbery in Oregon City earlier that morning.

At 9:44 a.m. a woman walked into the West Coast Bank at 19550 Molalla Avenue #139, in Oregon City. She displayed a note to a teller and robbed the bank.

The bank is located inside a small shopping area/strip mall called O.C. Point. The woman, who was wearing a disguise and a hat, ran from the location and was seen headed on foot northbound on Molalla Avenue.

Oregon City police officers immediately responded, and one officer started canvassing businesses along the woman's escape route. The officer spoke with an employee ess than a block away at Shurgard Storage, 19426 Molalla Ave.

The employee told police of a suspicious woman parked in a vehicle in the storage building's parking lot earlier that morning. The storage building's surveillance video showed a silver Mitsubishi convertible that backed into a parking space.

The vehicle had arrived around 9:15 a.m., and a woman in a hat walked out of the vehicle and went southbound on foot. The surveillance shows the vehicle come back less than 30 minutes later, and the same woman leaves and then returns to the vehicle.

An OC police officer began searching for a matching vehicle in the law enforcement computer system. He located information on a possible suspect vehicle. Detectives did surveillance on the vehicle, and eventually followed it to the OnPoint Credit Union located at the Clackamas Town Center. This location was robbed by a female on July 6, at about 11 a.m.

The female made a deposit, which linked her to the robbery in Oregon City.

Oregon City detectives, with the help from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, seized several items of evidence that they believe link her to the Oregon City and July 6 robberies. The evidence included a mask, a wig, cash and clothing.

Hunt was scheduled to face a federal judge Aug. 24.