A Redmond robber tried to hold up a woman making a late-night bank ATM deposit, but his plastic fake pistol (airsoft gun) broke when he hit her on the head with it, officers said.
Police were on the hunt Saturday for suspects in the alleged holdup try, which occurred shortly before midnight at the Bank of the Cascades at 2542 S. Highway 97, said Redmond Officer Lee Gilbert.
A Redmond Cinemas employee making a night deposit said the unknown male subject "came up from behind, hit her on the head with a plastic Airsoft gun," Gilbert said. "It broke, pieces fell on the ground."
The deposit had already dropped into the ATM when the robber made his attempt, the officer added.
The victim's husband and someone accompanying them chased the robber, who ran to a vehicle and took off in it, with someone else apparently at the wheel, Gilbert said. A police search of the area failed to turn up the suspects in the assault and attempted robbery, he added.
"We have more information that we're following up on," the officer said, declining to reveal details that could hinder the investigation.