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October 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Masked man robs Bellevue Key Bank branch

Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Bellevue Key Bank at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

According to police, a masked man ran into the bank in the Eastgate neighborhood at 10:26 a.m. ordered everyone inside to put their hands up.

“He ran in, jumped over the counter and took the money out of the till,” said Bellevue police spokeswoman Officer Carla Iafrate. The man ran out of the bank at 3240 156th Ave. S.E. and headed north on 156th, police said.

The robber was wearing a black ski mask, jeans, a gray jacket and carried a black bag, Iafrate said. The man is about 5-feet-10, with a medium build and blue eyes. His race is unknown.

In addition to Bellevue police, the King County Sheriff’s Office, the State Patrol and the FBI are searching for the man. Police have called for a tracking dog and a Sheriff’s Office helicopter to assist in the search, Iafrate added.

 

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