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Eugene police arrest suspect in U.S. Bank robbery

The West 18th Avenue location has been robbed twice this summer.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 12:49 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene police arrested a suspect Wednesday in the most recent robbery of the U.S. Bank on West 18th Avenue.

James Lee Wood, 49, of Eugene was transported to the Lane County Jail on second-degree robbery charges.

Police said they responded to The Nile nightclub on Highway 99 after receiving a tip about the possible location of the suspect involved in the Aug. 19 robbery.

RELATED: U.S. Bank on West 18th robbed for 2nd time this summer

In the robbery, police said the suspect entered the bank located inside Albertsons, took cash and ran from the scene across West 18th and through Westmoreland Park.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s or 50s, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds.

READ MORE: Veneta man in custody for West 18th Avenue US Bank robbery

The West 18th location was previously robbed in July. Police said William Newman, 55, was arrested for that crime.

READ MORE: Eugene police search for bank robbery suspect

The U.S. Bank inside the Albertsons on Royal and Danebo avenues was robbed in May.

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