Fugitive suspected in bank robbery puts police on alert

Fugitive suspected in bank robbery puts police on alert »Play Video
This image from surveillance video shows the man police say robbed the Columbia Bank in Eugene. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the suspect is Kelly Vern Swoboda.

EUGENE, Ore. - A wanted fugitive suspect of robbing a bank in Eugene on Friday has put police on high alert.

Kelly Swoboda is wanted in connection with a kidnapping in the Portland area. Investigators said they believe he is the man who robbed a West Eugene bank last week.

Officers who responded to a robbery at the US Bank on 29th and Willamette on Monday morning don't think it's the same man.
      
"He took off eastbound on foot from the bank," said Lt. Scott Fellman. "We are looking for anyone who may have seen where he went to or what kind of vehicle he got away in as he fled the bank. We asked local businesses in the area if they saw anything and not much resulted from that inquiry."
 
The description of the man who robbed the bank on Monday is very similar to Swoboda's description. But police said right now they are unable to connect the two crime.

"At this point it does not appear that Kelly Swoboda is the suspect," Fellman said. "But at this point, the preliminary investigation is still preliminary."

The U.S. Marshal's office continues to search for Swoboda. Marshals suspect he's been in several cities throughout Oregon.

They don't know if he is still in Eugene or moved on to another area.