ELMA, Wash. – The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a bank robbery at the Anchor Bank branch in Elma just after 3 today. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate describes the suspect as a white male, slender, 6 foot tall in his late 20’s or early 30’s. Shumate said the man was wearing a dark baseball cap, with a light brown Carhartt jacket, light blue jeans and dark colored athletic shoes. The man did not display a weapon, but made a verbal demand for cash from the teller, then left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Surveillance video was obtained and a still picture of the suspect is attached. Aberdeen PD’s K-9 unit was called to assist to check the area without success. It is believed that the suspect fled in a vehicle, possibly a light colored or beige sedan.
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is conducting the investigation with the Elma Police Department. Montesano Police, Hoquiam Police, and Washington State Patrol also assist with the investigation. If anybody has information pertaining to the identity of the suspect, or information on the robbery, they are requested to call the Grays Harbor County Communications Center at 360-533-8765 or 1-800-281-6944.
Shumate said Additional surveillance has revealed that the suspect of the bank robbery fled in a white colored 2-door coupe, possibly a Honda or Acura. The vehicle had a low profile white spoiler on the back and the tires and wheels were solid black. There also appears to be another male suspect associated with this vehicle.