Suspect arrested after Portland bank robbery admits he is Michigan fugitive wanted for 28 years, officials say Steven Lee Wright's 28 years, 5 months and one week on the run ended Monday when he was arrested after robbing a Portland bank, court documents showed. According to a federal affidavit written by Portland police detective and FBI task force agent Brett Hawkinson, Wright, who turned 60 today, not only confessed to robbing the Sterling Savings Bank on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, but admitted he was a fugitive wanted out of Michigan. Court records and information from the Michigan Department of Corrections show an arrest warrant was issued for Wright on Oct. 5, 1983 after he skipped out on parole. Prior to that, he served time for convictions including felony armed robbery and breaking and entering. According to the affidavit, Wright said he hit the Portland bank because he had run out of money. "He told me he flipped a coin to decide whether he would turn himself in or rob a bank," Hawkinson wrote. "The coin landed heads, and chose to rob the bank." Officials say Wright walked into the bank wearing a dark bandanna, sunglasses and hat just after 5:30 p.m. "Money now," he told the teller, according to court records. "No dye packs, no dye packs." He left with $2,567, including some bait bills, and took off on foot. Two passersby saw him leave the bank -- still wearing the mask and hat -- followed by a confused-looking employee. The witnesses called police and tailed the suspect to the 2100 block of Northeast 49th Avenue, where he changed clothes. Officers arrived and found Wright in the area with the missing money, along with clothes and a backpack matching the description of the robbery suspect. Wright was also armed: Police found a derringer in one pocket and a stun gun in another, along with brass knuckles, a folding knife and a can of pepper spray. He was then arrested and booked in the Multnomah County Jail. Investigators believe Wright had been living in the Portland area for several months and likely used an alias, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau. Michigan records said he was known to use names including "Stafford Julian Coolbaugh" and "Timothy Morris McKellar." For now, investigators are trying to contact anyone who recognizes Wright or has information about his whereabouts for the past 28 years, Simpson said. They ask those who might to email or call Hawkinson at 503-823-1080. "He's off the grid for 28 years," Simpson said. "It just seems unusual a guy would have a warrant and have this dry spell for so many years."