Bank robber uses ride-share vehicle
It's not every day that a ride-share leads to a bank robbery. But Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the early afternoon, a man took a ride-sharing vehicle from downtown Portland to the Umpqua Bank in north Wilsonville. The suspect then robbed the bank using a demand note. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Wilsonville Police Department, are now looking for the robber, dubbed the "Ride-Share Bandit."
The suspect is described as an African-American male in his 30s or 40s, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing dark-colored sunglasses and an Adidas track suit. After the robbery, the suspect fled the scene via the ride-share, exiting the vehicle near a Fred Meyer in Northwest Portland. The driver was unaware a crime had been committed. Detectives interviewed the driver, who is not a suspect in this case.
Wilsonville PD detectives are asking for the public's help to identify the Ride-Share Bandit. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or by email at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-25691.