Police: Woman robbed Pendleton bank

Tri-City HeraldJuly 15, 2013 

— Police are searching for a woman they say robbed a Pendleton bank.

The robbery happened Monday around 10:15 a.m. at the U.S. Bank on Court Avenue, said Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts.

The woman came into the bank and handed a teller a note that demanded money, Roberts said. She reportedly threatened to kill the teller in the note.

The woman -- who never spoke and didn’t show a weapon -- left the bank with a undisclosed amount of cash, Roberts said. She then waded across the Umatilla River and was last seen near the Main Street bridge.

“It’s possible she could have had a vehicle across the river,” Roberts said.

There was a 9 minute delay from the time the bank's employees set off an alarm to when police got the call, Roberts said. The alarm went to the bank’s corporate office and not directly to police.

The suspect is described as being Native American, in her 20’s, between 5-foot-4 and 5’8, and weighing 135-180 pounds.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call the Pendleton Police Department at 541-276-4411 or the 24 hour dispatch center at 541-966-3651.

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