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The Today File

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October 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Renton bank robber makes getaway in a taxi cab; doesn’t get far

A man suspected of robbing a Renton bank this afternoon was arrested after bank employees spotted him making his getaway in a taxi cab.

Renton police said the man walked into the Key Bank branch at 4431 N.E. Fourth St. around 2:40 p.m. and showed a teller a note indicating there was a bomb in the building and that he was robbing the bank. After he left the bank, employees saw him get into a cab and they noted the license-plate number.

Police stopped the taxi at a QFC supermarket at Northeast Fourth Street and Duvall Avenue Northeast. The driver told officers he had just dropped the man off at the store.

Police searched the store and found the man hiding in a restroom. They also found the clothing he had worn during the robbery as well as the note he had shown the teller, police said. A bank employee was driven to the store and positively idenfified the man as the robber, police said.

The 55-year-old Renton man was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of bank robbery.

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