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Sheriff's office wants help identifying suspect in two recent bank robberies

Clackamas, Gresham banks robbed by man claiming to have an explosive device
by: CCSO This man is suspected of committing recent bank robberies in Clackamas County and Gresham. He reportedly walked into the banks, claimed to have an explosive device and left with undisclosed amounts of money.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information to help identify the suspect in two recent robberies.

A white male in his 30s with a shaved head and a goatee, between 5'5" and 5'10" tall and weighing about 300 pounds, walked into the Bank of America branch at 9171 S.E. 82nd Avenue in Clackamas County at about 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 22 and claimed to have an explosive device.

Officials said he escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and that no one was injured during the robbery and no arrests have been made.

On Sept. 14, at about 4:55 p.m., the same man robbed the MBank at 1290 N.E. Burnside Rd., in Gresham.

He presented a note indicating he had a bomb and demanded money. He left a package behind as he fled the bank with an undisclosed sum. The Metro Explosive Disposal Unit evaluated the contents and found it to be harmless.

No one was injured during that robbery, and no arrests have been made.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of this suspect. The reward is offered by the Financial Institutions Security Task Force, a cooperative effort between the banking industry and law enforcement.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Gresham Police Department are conducting a joint investigation and are seeking tips and information regarding these crimes.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line at 503-723-4949, or by using the online form at http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/sheriff/tip.htm. Reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #11-25385.

People can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. Send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on the phone keypad) with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.