By Cameron Rasmusson
Ponderay Police have reported they are seeking a bank robbery suspect. A male suspect is on the run carrying an undisclosed amount of cash stolen from Horizon Credit Union. This is the second Ponderay bank robbery of the year. Another incident happened in March at Mountain West Bank, with the suspect fleeing empty-handed.
“On July 7th at approximately 0915 hours, a male suspect entered Horizon Credit Union and spoke with a teller,” wrote the Ponderay Police Department in a press release. “The suspect demanded cash and told the teller this was a robbery.”
The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect has been described as male in his 20s, between 5’6″ and 5’8″ with a stocky build, dirty blond hair, scruffy facial hair and a full sleeve tattoo on both arms. He was reported to be wearing cargo-style shorts, a short sleeve shirt and an aqua green baseball cap with a dark colored bill with stickers.”
The Ponderay Police said a possible vehicle description is a newer Ford pickup, white or cream in color, with out of state plates. There is possibly a yellow or orange border on the license plates.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Ponderay Police Department at 208-265-4251 or Bonner Dispatch at 208-265-5525.
While we have you ...
... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.
You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal