Deputies, troopers, and officers continue to be vigilant in the search for a woman that robbed the Naselle branch of the Bank of the Pacific at approximately 3:50 pm Monday.
A 5000.00 Reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of that woman. The Pacific County Sherrif’s Office posted on Facebook that she entered the Bank of the Pacific’s Naselle Branch at 309 Knappton Road and attempted to distract employees while passing a robbery note to a teller.
She climbed over a barrier and forcefully attempted to gain access to cash while physically assaulting two tellers. She left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Employees described her as 30-35 years old, 5’8″, about 220 lbs with dark hair that was in a bun at the time, wearing a blue shirt, black sweater, and baggy pants.
An overnight update said that deputies have been gathering evidence, including fingerprints, statements, photos, and video. We still need your help identifying the suspect. Some tips have indicated that this person may have been seen within the county before, perhaps on the Long Beach Peninsula.
Any information should be directed to Lt. Jim Bergstrom at 360-875-9397 or through 911.
The case is under active investigation as of this writing. PCSO is being assisted by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol, and Dept. of Wildlife.
The sheriff’s office did not return phone calls for further information.
If you have ANY information that may help solve this crime or identify the suspect (or her whereabouts) please call us immediately at 360-875-9397.
Police warn not to contact or approach this suspect.