Bank robbery is a federal crime -- leading to hard time in prison no matter how little you get. But it happened again...

DAVID F. ASHTON - Inside the closed doors of the Advantis Credit Union Woodstock Branch, two East Precinct officers took the bank robbery report.  Late in the business day on Tuesday, August 16, the Advantis Credit Union branch office on 4235 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard closed abruptly, due to a robbery.

Patrons confronted by the locked door looked puzzled, until East Precinct officers, dispatched for a "Robbery, Priority" call, pulled up in front of the building at 5:25 p.m.

Some searched the neighborhood for the suspect, apparently without avail.

While officers take robbery reports, it's actually Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who are assigned to work these cases, since deposits are all federally insured. The Portland FBI office declined to provide information.

"We can confirm that this was a 'bank robbery'; there was a threat of a weapon, involved, but no weapon was displayed," PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen told THE BEE.

This case is under active investigation by the FBI, and as always, the bank robber faces the likelihood of a term in federal prison when caught and convicted.

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