Puyallup police were searching for a man who robbed a downtown Bank of America branch this morning.
The robber entered the branch located at 205 W. Meeker St. about 11:45 a.m. and demanded cash from an employee. He made a reference to a bomb inside the building, police reported.
The robber received an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank. He was last seen running across the bank parking lot, police reported.
Police officers evacuated the bank because of the bomb threat. A police dog and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad checked out the building and found no explosives.
The robber was described as white, in his mid-20s and about 5 feet 10. He had brown or blond hair and wore a white baseball hat, blue jeans and a black suit jacket.
Puyallup police ask anyone with information about the bank robbery to call their tips line at 253-770-3343.