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July 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Feds arrest suspected ‘Big Top’ bank robbers

Federal task-force agents have arrested two men in connection with a series of bank robberies carried out by two men who wore a variety of different large hats to hide their features from surveillance cameras.

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force said its agents arrested the two men, including one man wanted for armed robberies in Texas, while serving a warrant Monday morning.

The two suspect, nicknamed the “Big Top Bandits” for their attire, are suspected in at least four takeover-style robberies of banks in King County.

In all of the robberies, the bandits enter the bank with handguns and threaten customers and tellers. In a May robberies, one of the men fired a shot during the holdup. In another, last June in Burien, one of the men struck a teller in the face, according to the FBI.

 

 

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