Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed the federal savings bank at Olympia in western Olympia on Thursday.
The unidentified man entered the bank on Harrison Avenue at 5:23 p.m., Lt. Paul Lower said. The man reportedly gave the cashier a note indicating he was armed and intended to rob the bank, he said.
After getting the money, Lower said the man ran away from the bank without harming anyone. Lower said he did not know how much money the man had stolen.
Police called a K9 unit to locate the man, Lower said. The dog picked up on a trail heading northwest of the shore and managed to locate some clothes the man threw away, he said.
However, the dog lost track of the man about two blocks from the bank, Lower said. It could mean the man continued in a car, but that remains to be determined, he said.
Olympia police posted photos on social media of the man they claim robbed the bank. The post describes a white man in his mid-twenties who wore a black bandana, black shirt, dark workout pants and black shoes.
The post alleges the man attempted to cash a fraudulent check on July 6 at the same bank.
The post encourages anyone who can identify the man or share more information to call the Olympia Police Department at 360-753-8300.