Pierce County sheriff’s investigators are searching for a man who robbed a South Hill bank branch Tuesday afternoon while wearing a cowboy hat and sunglasses.
The man carried a bag and walked into Wells Fargo, 15806 Meridian Ave. E., at 4:50 p.m. He went up to the counter and handed the tellers a note that demanded cash. The note also threatened violence, deputies reported.
The robber put an undisclosed amount of cash into the bag and left the bank. He got into a dirty, light-colored car that was waiting outside. An unidentified woman was driving, deputies reported.
Witnesses described the robber as white, in his 50s and 5 feet 7 with a slender build. He had gray hair and wore a black cowboy hat, sunglasses, blue jeans and a black-and-silver jacket. The jacket featured the words “New York” in silver lettering across the chest, deputies reported.
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the bank heist. Callers may remain anonymous.
Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.