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April 4, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Alleged bank robber ID’d as chef; police describe deadly encounter

UPDATE, 3:57 p.m.:|The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has formally identified Cody W. Spafford, the man who was killed after police say he robbed a Madison Park bank with a fake gun yesterday. Spafford died of multiple gunshot wounds. His death has been ruled a homicide. Seattle police Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh identified robbery unit Detective Jim Rogers as the…

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April 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Bank robbery suspect fatally shot by Seattle police

Update at 11:58 a.m.| Seattle police say the man has died of his wounds. Updated at 11:46 a.m.| Seattle police say a bank robbery suspect has been shot. His condition was not immediately known.Police say he may have been armed with a knife. He was confronted and shot in the 100 block of 39th Avenue East a short…

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March 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Seattle bank robber picks worst place to hide from cops

Of all the places to hide from police, this suspected bank robber probably picked the worst. According to Seattle police, the man robbed the Wells Fargo bank branch in the 400 block of Broadway around 9:40 this morning.  Witnesses told responding officers the robber left the bank and walked away. The man then ducked into a Top Pot Doughnuts shop…

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March 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Auburn police seek public’s help in tracking down bank robber

Here’s proof not every would-be 12th Man is a good guy. Or honest. Yesterday, just before 7 p.m., the guy in the Seahawks knit cap, pictured at right, robbed a Chase Bank branch inside the Fred Meyer store at 801 Auburn Way North in Auburn. The man is described as 6-foot-3 with a medium build. If you recognize this…

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February 12, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Suspected ‘Cyborg’ bank robber arrested

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies today announced the arrest of a 44-year-old Everett man suspected to be a serial bank robber. The man is believed to be responsible for 30 bank robberies in King and Snohomish counties, according to the FBI. The robber’s disguises while carrying out the stickups have earned him two nicknames: “Cyborg Bandit” and “Elephant…

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November 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Robbers hold up Oregon bank with detectives inside

The Associated Press Detectives investigating a string of weekend bank robberies in Oregon were in the right place at the right time. The investigators were at a bank inside a Fred Meyer store in Portland Tuesday evening when two men held up the institution. Robbery detectives arrested the two men as they attempted to escape. Police say the…

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October 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Bank-robbery suspect in Halloween mask arrested by Seattle police

A man wearing what police describe as a “Halloween-style scream mask” robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch on Queen Anne Hill this afternoon. Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said officers quickly arrested the man, who was also wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. Police initially said they were searching for a second suspect. Details about the robbery at…

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