FBI Responding to Bank Robbery in McKinleyville
According to Sgt. Ken Swithenbank, around 4:30 p.m. today a robber struck McKinleyville’s Umpqua Bank in the 2000 block of Central Avenue. The suspect fled the building and may have used a white Dodge Caravan or Town and Country van to escape.
“Lots of law enforcement in the area checking. Trying to determine if suspect left area in vehicle at this time,” he texted in reply to a question from us. Swithenbank said, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been notified and is “enroute.”
Note: originally an icon depicting a robbery with a gun was used. At this point we believe that only the threat of a gun was used so we’ve replaced the icon.