Keizer Police released this image of a male who robbed the U.S. Bank in Keizer on Jan. 2

Keizer Police released this image of a male who robbed the U.S. Bank in Keizer on Jan. 2

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

A robber got away after taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the Keizer U.S. Bank on Friday morning, Jan. 2.

Shortly before 11:15 a.m., officers with the Keizer Police Department were called to the bank, located at 5110 River Road N, about a robbery that had just occurred.

According to a statement from the KPD, the suspects “approached a teller inside the bank and demanded money.” No firearm was observed. The suspect took the cash and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as being a white male in his 20s, about 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8, thin to medium build with light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a purple hooded zip-up sweat jacket, blue jeans and a backwards brown baseball cap.

In addition, the suspect was described as having a bruise under his left eye.

Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the KPD, said the description matches one from a similar incident earlier in the week.

“Although we cannot confirm for certain this is the same suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank in Salem on Tuesday, he does have a very, very similar description with the added unique characteristic that he appears to have a bruise under his left eye at this time,” Kuhns told the Keizertimes. “We can confirm we believe the suspect is one in the same, but we can’t be positive.”

Anyone having information about the robbery or who the suspect may be is asked to contact KPD Detective Chris Nelson at 503-390-3713 Ext. 3489, or FBI Special Agent Lee at the Salem office of the FBI at 503-362-6601.