The FBI and Cottage Grove Police Department are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank branch on Monday, September 17th. This branch is located inside the Safeway store at 1500 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove. At approximately 4:40 pm, the man approached the teller desk and demanded cash. Once the bank employees triggered the alarm, the man got spooked and left before police arrived. Witnesses described him as: Race: White; Age: Mid to late 30’s; Height: 6’0″; Weight: 175 pounds; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blond; Facial hair: May have light beard/mustache; Clothing: Baseball-style hat with the word “Alaska” on it, white short sleeved shirt over a long-sleeved black shirt, and khaki shorts over black sweat pants.  The wanted flyer for this suspect can be seen on the FBI’s Bank Robbery website at  Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call the FBI at (541) 343-5222 or the Cottage Grove Police Department at (541) 942-9145. Tips may also be submitted at