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July 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Robber who hit same bank, teller twice sentenced

The Associated Press BREMERTON — A 24-year-old man who a month after being released from prison for a bank robbery held up the same bank and teller has been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars. Joshua James Driskell was arrested for robbing a Key Bank branch in Bremerton in October. He had just completed his…

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July 8, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Photos released of Lynnwood-area bank robber

Recognize this guy? If so, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from you. The man walked into the Bank of America branch in the 1400 block of 164th Street Southwest near Lynnwood around 4:30 p.m. and handed the bank teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over cash and the man fled. He is described as…

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June 26, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Help Seattle-area cops nab the ‘Summertime Heat Robber’

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is hoping you recognize this bank robber nicknamed the “Summertime Heat Robber.” He’s believed to have robbed at least two different banks in the past week, most recently a Key Bank branch in Issaquah on Wednesday. Authorities also believe he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Des Moines…

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May 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Spokane man pleads guilty to bank robberies in 3 states

The Associated Press EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A jobless Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting he robbed banks in Illinois and at least two other states. Carl Frederick Kieffer of Spokane pleaded guilty Thursday in East St. Louis to federal charges involving holdups in Illinois, Michigan and Wyoming. The robberies took place over several…

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May 8, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Alleged ‘Rabid Fan Bandit’ pleads not guilty

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A man accused in 16 bank robberies in March and April in the Seattle-Tacoma area pleaded not guilty Thursday in King County Superior Court in Kent. KIRO reports 31-year-old Robert Cal Adams remains jailed with bail set at $750,000. He’s accused of eight robberies as the “Rabid Fan Bandit” who was named…

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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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