16-year-old arrested for Gresham bank robbery

Wells Fargo on Roberts Ave. in Gresham, Oregon.
Wells Fargo on Roberts Ave. in Gresham, Oregon.(Google)
Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 2:44 PM PST
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GRESHAM Ore. (KPTV) - Police say a 16-year-old is in custody after robbing a Gresham Wells Fargo bank at gunpoint on Tuesday.

According to Gresham Police Spokesperson Officer Jarom Sweazey, police responded to the Wells Fargo at 1 p.m. on the 100 block of Northeast Roberts Avenue.

The suspect was first described as a white man in his early 20s wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a ski mask. He’s about 5′10″ tall and 150 pounds.

Officer Sweazey said he pulled out a black handgun during the robbery and left out the east doors of the bank.

After collecting evidence, surveillance footage showed the suspect leaving the bank in an Uber rideshare.

Following additional interviews with witnesses and reviewing collected evidence, a 16-year-old male was taken into custody Wednesday.

“This investigation was truly a team effort,” said Gresham Police Captain John Rasmussen.

Following a search of the teen’s bedroom and backpack, officers reported recovering a replica handgun, clothing worn during the robbery and a large portion of money taken during the robbery.

The teen was lodged into the Donald E Long home on suspicion of first-degree robbery.