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August 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

‘Duct Tape Bandit’ hits banks in Edmonds, 3 other cities

Bank surveillance photo of the “Duct Tape Bandit.”

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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