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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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July 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Police: Robbers have hit 5 banks in King, Pierce counties

The Associated Press TACOMA — Authorities are looking for a trio of robbers they say have hit five banks in eight days this month in Pierce and south King counties. The Tacoma News Tribune reports Tuesday that three men are in their 20’s. The men wore baseball hats and sunglasses, and worked as lookouts for each other…

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July 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Gun-wielding robber hits Capitol Hill bank

Seattle police are looking for this man after he robbed a Capitol Hill bank this morning. The man walked into the Homestreet Bank in the 700 block of Broadway East, whipped out a handgun and demanded money, police said. The man fled before police could arrive, ditching the jacket he was wearing. The man appears to be in his 20s…

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July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Suspect, security guard shot at Central District bank

A security guard and second man were critically injured by gunfire Thursday morning as both men fought over the guard’s handgun outside a Central District bank, Seattle police said. The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. outside a Bank of America branch at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Police believe the bank guard…

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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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