Arrested after robbing Portland bank

A man suspected of robbing the Super 8 motel in Wilsonville was arrested SUBMITTED - Laviguer

On Sept. 9, the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 845 NW 11th Ave. in Portland's Pearl District was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect fled on foot, stealing an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect left his car keys in the bank, which resulted in his fleeing into a nearby office building. Officers tracked the suspect to 721 NW 10th Ave., where the suspect, later identified as 57-year-old Andrew Frank Laviguer, was located and arrested. A replica handgun was recovered from Laviguer. According to police, Laviguer had an outstanding warrant out of the U.S. Marshals Service for on an escape charge. Subsequent investigation has identified Laviguer as the primary suspect in the following robberies across the Pacific Northwest:

  • Aug. 14, robbery of the Columbia Bank located at 10735 NE Halsey St. in Portland.
  • Aug. 30, robbery of the Key Bank in the White Center neighborhood of unincorporated King County, Wash. (9655 17th Ave. SW).
  • Sept. 4, robbery of the Sterling Savings Bank in Tacoma, Wash. (4802 Tacoma Mall Blvd).
  • Sept. 7, robbery of the Super 8 motel in Wilsonville (25438 SW Parkway Ave.).
  • Sept. 8, robbery of the Rodeway Inn in Salem (3340 Astoria Way NE).
  • The ongoing investigation has been the result of a collaborative effort between the Portland Police Bureau, the Seattle and Portland offices of the FBI, the King County Sheriff's Office, the Salem Police Department, the Tacoma, Wash., Police Department and the Wilsonville Police Department. Laviguer is currently in custody at the Multnomah County Jail on his outstanding arrest warrant. Additional charges are being considered through the U.S. Attorney's Office and each of the local jurisdictions prosecutor's offices. Anyone with additional information on these robberies is encouraged to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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