August 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM
‘Duct Tape Bandit’ hits banks in Edmonds, 3 other cities
An $8,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and charges against a man dubbed the “Duct Tape Bandit.”
The man has robbed four banks in Edmonds, Poulsbo, Redmond and Stanwood since May 24. In all four robberies he displayed a handgun and demanded money that he put into a white cloth bag. He assaulted a customer and a bank employee during the Stanwood bank robbery.
The man is described as white and in his mid-20s, about 5-feet-10 with short white hair and thin to medium build. His nickname comes from his habit of placing black tape over his nose. He may also have a tattoo on the inside of his left leg.
Anyone with information on the “Duct Tape Bandit” is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward of $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest and charges of this suspect.
Wells Fargo is offering an additional reward of up to $5,000. First Citizens Bank is offering up to $2,000 if the information leads to a capture and conviction of the suspect.
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