A masked man robbed a Latah, Wash., bank Friday afternoon, forcing employees into the vault and escaping in a stolen car, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies said.
About 3 p.m. the robber demanded money from a female teller while displaying a black semiautomatic handgun, deputies said.
After the Bank of Latah teller placed the money in a paper sack, the robber ordered employees into the vault, but stopped short of locking them in.
No one was injured.
The man ran outside, driving away in a dirty silver Lincoln Town Car, deputies said.
The abandoned car was discovered about 30 minutes later in the parking lot of a retirement home in Tekoa, in Whitman County. It had been stolen from a north Spokane car lot on Sept. 17, deputies said.
By late Friday, no arrest had been made. The suspect is described as white, 40 to 50 years old, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds.