Monroe police are searching for a man who robbed an armored-car guard this morning then fled with the money — down the Skykomish River on an inner tube.
The robbery happened around 11 a.m. in the Bank of America parking lot at Old Owen Road and Highway 2, said Debbie Willis, department spokeswoman.
The man watched as a security guard walked from the bank to the armored car with an undisclosed amount of cash in canvas bags, Willis said. He then confronted the guard and sprayed him with pepper spray.
According to witnesses, the man then "grabbed ... the money and ran on foot to the river," Willis said. "He got into an inner tube and floated westbound."