HOQUIAM, Wash. - Police are searching today for a man who robbed the Twin Star Credit Union in Hoquiam, and left a trail of money to where he ditched his disguise. Police Chief Jeff Myers said from the command center at the scene "He dropped money at the door, as well as across the parking lot. We located some clothing in a carport a couple houses over where he changed out of the clothes that he was wearing, he also dropped some more money in that area."
Myers said at about 10:50 Monday morning a white male entered the branch in the 300 block of Ontario "walked up to a teller, presented a note demanding money, fled the branch and hopped a fence fled Westbound down the alley."
A K9 unit was unable to pick up a scent from the scene, investigators are reviewing video footage, Myers said "we do have full face photos and video of the suspect and we're working on identifying him at this time." The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and remains at large.
Six blocks down Simpson Avenue, police are investigating an attempted robbery Saturday morning at the Aberdeen Radio Shack. Captain John Green tells KBKW a woman demanded money at the register around 9:30 Saturday morning, when the employee activated the robbery alarm, the suspect fled. That woman is described as white, 5'5" weighing 150 pounds with a bruised or swollen right cheek.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call 533-4450 for Aberdeen's tip line, or 532-0892 for Hoquiam Police.