Police officers are still searching for one, possibly two suspects linked to the robbery Tuesday afternoon at Anchor Bank in Elma.
The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office and Elma Police closed off 3rd Street in front of the bank and dispatched a K-9 dog in the area to track down the unknown male suspect, who entered the Anchor Bank at 3:13 p.m. and ordered a teller to give him money. Detectives were still processing the scene two hours after the robbery occurred.
There also appears to be another male suspect associated with a possible escape vehicle, according to Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate.
Shumate said the man didn’t show any kind of weapon, but the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money.
A press release from the Sheriff’s Office describes the suspect as 5-foot 10-inches tall to 6-feet tall, with a slender build and cleanly shaved except for a light-colored soul patch. The suspect was wearing a dark colored baseball cap, a light colored Carhartt-type of jacket, light colored blue jeans and a dark colored pair of shoes.
Detectives were able to get a picture of the suspect via surveillance video. Video also showed the suspect fled in a white colored 2-door coupe, possibly a Honda or Acura, according to the press release. The vehicle had a low-profile white spoiler on the back and the tires and wheels were solid black.
The Sheriff’s Office and Elma Police are also working with Montesano Police, Hoquiam Police, and the State Patrol also. If anybody has information pertaining to the identity of the suspect, or information on the robbery, they are requested to call the Grays Harbor County Communications Center at (360) 533-8765 or 1-800-281-6944.