Police: Bank robbery might have been man's second of the day

Police: Bank robbery might have been man's second of the day »Play Video
This image was taken from the security footage at the US Bank in Myrtle Creek Monday evening.

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- Myrtle Creek police say the man who robbed the US Bank on Monday, is probably the same man who robbed a Crescent City, California bank earlier in the day.

The suspect showed a firearm and a note demanding money to the teller at the US Bank on North Main Street in Myrtle Creek around 4:52 p.m. Monday, police said. He made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene, but the suspect got away.

The Del Norte Triplicate reported a similar bank robbery that happened in Crescent City Monday morning. The paper's website also says that authorities in that area believe the man is the same one who held up a bank in Arcata, California a couple of weeks ago.

The photo from the Myrtle Creek and California bank robberies do look similar.

Myrtle Creek Police Chief Don Brown told KPIC News, "He was pretty cool about it, he wasn't all worked up. He got the money, and he left."

Brown said with a certain degree of certainty, that it appears it was the same man.

The suspect is a white man in his 30s or 40s, about 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1, 165 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a black stocking cap, heavy gray outer coat, black sweat shirt, black sweat pants and white tennis shoes.