Police search for Cottage Grove bank robbery suspect

The Cottage Grove Police Department and the FBI are asking for the public's help after a man attempted to rob the Wells Fargo Bank branch inside Safeway in Cottage Grove Monday afternoon. 

The incident occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. According to a statement released by the FBI, a man approached the teller desk and demanded cash. A bank employee triggered the alarm. The suspect left the location before authorities arrived. 

The man is described as being in his mid-to-late 30s, approximately six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes and weighing in at around 175 pounds. He may have facial hair and was seen wearing a baseball-style hat with the word "Alaska" on it. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 541-343-5222 or CGPD at 541-942-9145. Tips may also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov. 


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