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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Seattle bank robber suspected in Olympia, Spokane heists

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Bank surveillance photo of “Roscoe Bandit” taken during Olympia bank robbery (FBI photos)

Update at 3:43 p.m.: The FBI now believes the so-called “Roscoe Bandit” robbed a bank Friday in Spokane.

The robbery was reported at the Numerica Credit Union on West Riverside Avenue.

Maybe they ought to call him the “Cross-Country Bandit.”

Original post: The FBI says the bank robber dubbed the “Roscoe Bandit” has struck again, this time in Olympia.

The Olympia robbery happened on Oct. 30 at the Timberland Bank branch on Washington Street Southeast, the FBI says. The surveillance photo (right) is from that robbery.

He is also believed responsible for two bank robberies in Seattle: at the HomeStreet Bank branch on East Broadway on July 28, and July 29 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 used in some robberies led investigators to dub him the “Roscoe Bandit,” from a nickname for a handgun.

Anyone with information that can help identify “Roscoe” is asked to 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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Surveillance photo of “Roscoe Bandit” taken at a Seattle bank.

 

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