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Gresham woman arrested in Wednesday bank robbery

Melissa Yvonne Wheatt taken into custody without incident


A woman is in custody for allegedly robbing a bank less than a mile from Gresham police headquarters.

Melissa Yvonne Wheatt, 44, of Gresham, was arrested when police arrived one minute after the robbery call was dispatched at the Bank of America in the 200 block of West Powell Boulevard.

Wheatt allegedly handed a demand note to the teller for cash at about 10:42 a.m.. However, when she left the building, police were there waiting.

Officers had set up a perimeter around the bank and when the suspect walked out they took her into custody without incident.

Detectives collected evidence at the scene, including video, from the bank as part of their investigation. The FBI has also been notified.

"We're just thankful no one was hurt," said Gresham Detective Dan Marciano. "The bank's employees, the patrons and the responding officers did a great job."