May 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM
Robber fires shot inside Seattle bank
Seattle police are searching for a man they say fired a shot inside a bank during a robbery in South Seattle early this afternoon.
The robber was described as a 5’2″ black man in his 30′s who was wearing a “curly wig,” black sunglasses, a light brown raincoat and black gloves, according to police. He may have also been wearing black or dark clothes underneath the coat, police said.
The robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. at the Washington Federal Bank in the 9300 block of Rainier Avenue South.
Witnesses said the man brandished a black gun with a brown handle, police said.
They also told police that they thought the man had thrown a firecracker on the ground before running away south from the bank.
Police said there was no firecracker. Instead, investigators found evidence he had fired the gun.
No one was injured, but the suspect remains at large. Nearby schools were sheltering students in place while he is sought.
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