The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force says a man nicknamed the “Roscoe Bandit” is responsible for two bank robberies this week in Seattle.
The robberies happened Monday at the HomeStreet Bank branch on East Broadway; and Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Bank on Third Avenue, according to an FBI news release.
“Roscoe” is described as a light-skinned black man in his late 30s, around 6 feet tall. He has worn a baseball cap and sunglasses during the robberies.
He also appears to be armed with a handgun, according to the FBI. The apparently long-barreled revolver led investigators to dub him the “Roscoe Bandit” from an nickname for a handgun. (Think Sam Spade)
Anyone with information that can help identify “Roscoe” should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.