2 arrested for bomb, robbery at Gresham bank

2 arrested for bomb, robbery at Gresham bank

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Posted on March 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 20 at 9:34 AM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- Police arrested two people in connection with a robbery at a Gresham credit union last year.

A woman robbed the Rivermark Credit Union, located at 901 SW Highland Drive, by threatening tellers with a device she said was a bomb on May 16, 2011, police said.

Last Friday, police arrested Leanne Catherine Ross, 30, of Portland and charged Jeremiah Hansen, 31, also of Portland, with armed bank robbery.  Hansen was already in custody on an unrelated charge. 

In the 2011 robbery, a woman handed a teller a note demanding money and pulled the so-called bomb out of her pocket. It was black, shaped like a cylinder and had wires sticking out of it, a police spokesman at the scene told KGW.

The bank employees gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash and then she fled. Police said a  man with dark brown hair in his late 20s was waiting for her outside in a green Mercedes ML320 SUV and the two drove off in an unknown direction.

Background: Gresham credit union robbed with fake bomb

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