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Police seek help identifying bank robber

by: Contributed photo Police are seeking help identifying this suspect in the robbery of the Rivermark Credit Union in Gresham.

A $5,000 reward is now offered for information leading the arrest and conviction of a woman who robbed a Gresham bank last month.

The woman entered the Rivermark Credit Union, 901 S.W. Highland Drive, in Gresham at about 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, and gave a teller a note demanding money.

The teller gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect then reached into her coat, removed a black cylindrical device with wires attached, placed it on the counter and said it was a bomb, said Sgt. Wally Coon, Gresham police spokesman.

The suspect then fled the bank with the money before police arrived.

She is described as in her late 20s to early 30s, about 5-foot-5 and 115 to 130 pounds. She jumped into the passenger seat of a dark green Mercedes-Benz ML320 and fled the area in an unknown direction. The driver of the vehicle is described as a clean-cut white male in his late 20s with brown hair. No further information is available at this time.

The Oregon Financial Institutions Security Taskforce is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect. The taskforce is a cooperative effort made up of representatives from banks, savings and loans and credit unions, as well as representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies

Anyone with information about the robber or the get-away-driver is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503 618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505.