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Bandit hits Woodstocks Wells Fargo Bank

When a scruffy-looking man entered the Woodstock Safeway store - at 4515 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard - about 11:45 am on Thursday, April 14, he clearly didn't have grocery-shopping on his mind.

The tall, thin, unkempt man walked purposefully up to the bank's counter and presented a 'demand note' - received an undisclosed amount of money - and took off on foot.

'No injuries were reported,' commented Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer Sgt. Peter Simpson.

A couple of hours after the robbery, the in-store bank branch was back open for business. Bank employees said they were asked, apparently by the FBI, not to talk about the incident. 'We bounce back pretty quickly,' said a man who appeared to be the manager.

From Sgt. Simpson: 'The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 6'00" tall, thin build, dark scruffy facial hair and mustache, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a baseball cap.'

Unlike some other bank robberies, surveillance images are not being released, Simpson added.

Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call FBI Detective Tony Christensen at 503/224-4181. Bank robbery is a federal crime, and is investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.