JEFFERSON — The FBI and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who robbed the Jefferson branch of the Umpqua Bank at 113 North Main St. Tuesday afternoon.
FBI spokeswoman Beth Ann Steel said the man is possibly Caucasian, but the clothing he was wearing made it difficult to be certain.
She said the suspect is between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet and weighs between 170 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a black and light-blue two-tone outfit that could have been rain gear, plus light-colored pants that were tucked into the tops of tall rubber boots.
“He had a black covering over his face,” Steel said. “He walked into the bank holding a blue bag in one hand and a gun that was covered with a plastic bag in the other hand.”
Steel said the man “told people it was a robbery. He went from teller to teller collecting money and then exited on foot.”
Steel said he possibly had a dark gray, mid-to-late-2000s model Mazda 3 parked behind a nearby building. Its windows are tinted, Steel said.
No one was injured.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Salem FBI office at 503-362-6601 or the Marion County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 503-540-8079. They may also contact the FBI online at www.fbi.gov/tips.