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July 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Video of ‘Elephant Man Bandit’ released

The King County Sheriff’s Office and FBI have released a video of a serial bank robber nicknamed the “Elephant Man Bandit” who is linked to three July bank robberies in the Seattle area.

The video surveillance is from the most recent robbery in Shoreline July  17. In the video, the man is seen covering his head before he enters Whidbey Island Bank, walking to the counter and speaking with a teller, then leaving with some type of envelope.

The man, nicknamed for the material he wears over his head, is wanted in at least three bank robberies. The first occurred on July 5 at Whidbey Island Bank in Bothell and the second happened a week later at Banner Bank in Woodinville. Both robberies occurred around closing time. The Shoreline robbery occurred shortly before 3:30.

He is described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, 5-foot-10 or 6-feet tall, with graying hair and scarring on his face. Surveillance photos show him wearing black slacks, black dress shoes and a long-sleeved collared shirt in blue or white. He implies to victims he has a gun and flees in a car.

He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office, 206-296-3311 or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest and charge of the person involved.

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