Police search west Olympia for bank robbery suspect

Police in Olympia were searching for a suspect in a bank robbery reported Monday on the city’s west side.

About noon, a man approached the US Bank counter inside the Safeway grocery store on Harrison Avenue Northwest and Cooper Point Road Northwest. He demanded money and implied he had a weapon, said police Lt. Paul Lower.

The man then ran from the building. He is described as a thin white man, about 6 feet tall, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark sunglasses with blond hair sticking out from under the hat.