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Bank robbery suspect arrested

Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Christopher James PooleA bank robbery suspect was arrested in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood Monday morning.

Christopher James Poole, 44, was booked on a parole violation. Federal bank robbery charges are pending with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to police, at 9:15 a.m. on Aug. 18, Central Precinct officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 6646 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, on the report of a bank robbery.

Several officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees, who said the suspect presented a demand note to a teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and into the neighborhood.

Witnesses provided a description of the suspect to police and officers searching the neighborhood located and took him into custody without incident. Officers also recovered evidence from the suspect linking him to the bank robbery.

The investigation is continuing.