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Suspect nabbed in LG bank robbery

Brian Gilbert Thompson Also known as Patricia Thompson
Brian Gilbert Thompson Also known as Patricia Thompson
A transsexual transient was arrested Monday, accused of robbing Banner Bank at 2720 Island Ave.

According to a reports from the La Grande Police Department and the Union County District Attorney’s Office, an unusually tall woman entered the bank about 11:25 a.m. and presented a note demanding money. The note stated the woman was armed.

 

The teller complied with the demand, putting money in an envelope and handing it over. The suspect casually walked out of the bank, according to police reports.

He or she didn’t get far. It happened that Oregon State Police Trooper Grant Jackson was nearby, and heard a description of the subject on his radio.

He spotted the alleged robber near the corner of Mulholland Drive and Island Avenue, and made an arrest at gunpoint.

Taken into custody was Brian Gilbert Thompson, 53, also known as Patricia Thompson.

The money was recovered, but no weapon was found.

Detective Sgt. John Shaul of the La Grande Police Department said Thompson is a post-operative transsexual who has been living as a woman the past nine years.

Shaul said Thompson, who is lodged today at the Union County Correctional facility under the name Patricia Thompson, has an extensive criminal history and is listed as a transient.

“He kind of drifted into town a week or so ago, though we hadn’t had previous contact with him,” Shaul said.

Shaul, lead investigator in the case, praised Banner Bank President Jeff Puckett and the bank teller for their handling of the incident.

Shaul said Puckett was immediately suspicious of the woman, who stood more than 6 feet tall, and quickly alerted police about the robbery. The teller followed bank protocol and remained calm while complying with the robber’s demand, Shaul said.

Shaul also thanked Oregon State Police for their help.

“The arrest really went smoothly and the credit goes to Oregon State Police for being ready and able to help us,” he said.

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