FBI investigates Sunnyside bank robbery

FBI investigates Sunnyside bank robbery

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- The FBI tells Action News that in cooperation with the Yakima Sheriff and Sunnyside Police, they are actively looking for the man who robbed the Sunnyside Bank of America.

I'm told they have located the car he used, but the suspect is still at large. The Sunnyside Bank of America was closed for the majority of the day as investigators did their work.

Officers stood in the rain at the Sunnyside Bank of America on South 7th Street. One-by-one, they turned away customers like Christina Fuller, who didn't know what happened.

"I came to get some money and there's tape over there and I have no idea what's been going on," Christina said.

Investigators say a man pulled into the drive through around 9 a.m. and handed over a note demanding money or he would kill the teller. No one was hurt, but he got away with some cash.

Police and the FBI stayed on the scene for hours.

Leonel Lustre's wife works nearby. He says he's concerned for her safety, but isn't surprised it happened.

"That's just the world we live in. It's just a fallen world and things happen like this, you know," Leonel said.

Christina says she's used to hearing about crime in the area.

"I'm not surprised. It's why I pack," Christina said.

Right now, investigators are trying to find the clues that will lead them to their man.