Cottage Grove, Public Safety & Health

Attempted CG bank robbery Monday – FBI, police need help identifying man

FBI, police need help identifying this man.

A man attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank on Monday, Sept. 17 and the FBI and Cottage Grove Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the man.
The bank is located inside Safeway at 1500 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove. At approximately 4:40 p.m., the man approached the teller desk and demanded cash, according to the news release.
Once the bank employees triggered the alarm, the man got spooked and left before police arrived, police said.
Witnesses described him as a white man in his mid-to-late 30s, 6’0” and weighs about 175 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair.
He may have a light beard or moustache, according to witnesses. He may be wearing a baseball-style hat with the word ”Alaska” on it, a white short-sleeved shirt over a long-sleeved black shirt and khaki shorts over black sweatpants.
Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call the FBI at 541-343-5222 or the Cottage Grove Police Department at 541-942-9145. Tips may be submitted at



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