Police Investigate Robbery at Bank of the West in Yakima

Yakima Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Bank of the West branch late Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to the bank, which is located on the 500 block of East Yakima Avenue, just before 6 p.m.

According to witnesses, the suspect fled the scene on a BMX bike.  Several officers search the area, but were unable to located the suspect.

The investigation reveal the suspect entered the bank, handed a note to a teller demanding money and implied he had a weapon.  The bank teller complied with the suspect's demands and gave him an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect then left the bank on a bicyle.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, approximately 5’07”/220 pounds. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray stocking cap.

Nobody was injured.

Anyone with information should contact the Yakima Police Department.

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