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October 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM

North Seattle bank robbery prompts school alert

  Update at 12:34 p.m.: Seattle Public Schools says the shelter-in-place pracuations have been lifted at Bryant, Eckstein, View Ridge, Wedgwood and Thornton Creek schools. Original post: Seattle police are searching for a bank robber believed to be armed, prompting several Wedgwood-area schools to go on alert. The robbery was reported near the 7500 block of 35th Avenue Northeast. The robber is described as…

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October 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Tacoma robbery suspect dies from getaway crash

The Associated Press TACOMA — A bank robbery suspect who crashed while fleeing police in Tacoma has died. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office says the man died Tuesday afternoon. Police say he had robbed at KeyBank branch and was speeding away from officers Tuesday when his car collided with a van at an intersection. KOMO reports three people…

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October 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Man waits for police after Bellingham bank robbery

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A man walked into a bank branch in Bellingham Tuesday morning, gave a teller a robbery note and then walked outside and waited for police. The Bellingham Herald reports the man did not attempt to flee and did not resist when police arrested him. The newspaper says the robbery happened at the Banner…

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September 15, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Police: Suspect shot in head in Lakewood attempted bank robbery

The Associated Press UPDATE, 9 p.m. | The bank suspect is believed to be the same man who soon turned up at a local hospital and was taken to surgery. No one else was hurt Monday afternoon. The News Tribune reports that Lt. Chris Lawler says the wounded man is expected to survive. He was believed to…

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September 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Man wanted for bank robbery arrested at Oregon Frisbee tourney

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon. KVAL-TV says police in Eugene, Ore., arrested Jahson Marryshow around 5 p.m. Sunday. The Ulster County sheriff’s office in New…

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September 10, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Did Whidbey Island bank robber buy time with hoax call?

CLINTON (AP) — An Island County sheriff’s officer says the man who robbed a bank on Washington’s Whidbey Island may have also placed a hoax 911 call moments earlier to make a bogus report of a murder and divert officers’ attention. KOMO-TV reports that Detective Ed Wallace says a masked man armed with a…

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August 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

FBI: Fast robber hits 2 banks in Kent and Auburn

Police are hoping you recognize this fast-working bank robber after he hit two banks within the same hour on Aug. 18. He’s been dubbed the “Quick-Change Bandit” because he changed clothes between the two bank robberies in Kent and Auburn, according to the FBI. Detectives also believe he may have also robbed a Lakewood bank on Aug. 16. He is described as a black man…

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August 19, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Suspected ‘Alabama Band Bandit’ captured near Everett

Police on Tuesday arrested a man believed to be the so-called “Alabama Band Bandit,” suspected of robbing at least five banks in Snohomish, King and Whatcom counties. Members of the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force found a vehicle believed to be associated with the 40-year-old Woodinville man in the 100 block of 128th Street…

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July 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM

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

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…

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