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News Release
Bank Robbery Arrest - 05/15/20

Arrested and Charges:

Michael Edward Alfrey, 28 yr old transient

Charges:  Robbery III, Theft II


On 5/14/20, Monmouth Police investigated a robbery that occurred at the Washington Federal Bank.  A male on foot went to the drive-thru window and demanded money.  The male did not brandish a weapon but did make threats to kill the bank employee.

The male left the area on foot east through the Shell gas station.  Officers searched the area for several hours, following tips from businesses and citizens as to the suspect’s possible direction of travel. 

Evidence was recovered, including video and photos of the suspect who officers identified as Michael Alfrey.  Officers continued to search for Alfrey but he was not immediately located.

Alfrey was arrested today in Tigard, Oregon with the assistance of the FBI.  He was lodged without incident at the Polk County Jail.

Monmouth PD was assisted by the Independence Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI during this incident.