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July 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Police say ‘Roscoe Bandit’ has hit 2 Seattle banks this week

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Bank surveillance photo of the “Roscoe Bandit.”

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.

 

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Another photo shows the “Roscoe Bandit” holding a handgun during the Homestreet Bank robbery

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