Police search for Monroe bank robbery suspect, hope for tips

A search with a police dog and drone could not track down the suspect Monday afternoon.

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase Bank in Monroe on Monday. (Monroe Police Department)

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase Bank in Monroe on Monday. (Monroe Police Department)

MONROE — Police in Monroe are investigating a Monday afternoon bank robbery.

The robbery occurred around 3 p.m. at Chase Bank in the 18700 block of U.S. 2.

Employees told police that a man walked into the bank and passed a note demanding money. The suspect left on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

He was described as being about 5 foot 6 and weighing roughly 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, beanie cap and face mask. He was also wearing “reader” style glasses. The suspect was last seen walking northbound past a Baskin Robbins.

Officers from Monroe, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol descended on the scene. Officers were unable to locate him.

There were no reported injuries and officers believe the suspect has left the area, the Monroe Police Department said in a press release. Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department at 360-794-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 360-863-4600.

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