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July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Man accused of shooting bank guard was just released from jail

A 24-year-old Seattle man was released from jail two days before he allegedly punched a bank security guard, wrestled away the guard’s gun and shot the man at least twice, before shooting himself in the face, according to prosecutors. Arthur Idowu Thomas spent nearly two months in the King County Jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, bank, Seattle Police Department

July 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM

FBI seeks public’s help in identifying ‘Elephant Man Bandit’

The FBI is seeking information about a serial bank robber nicknamed the “Elephant Man Bandit” who is linked to three July bank robberies in the Seattle area. The man is nicknamed for the material he wears over his head, covering his head with a shirt or other material with two small eye holes. He implies to victims he…


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November 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Dye pack explodes at Port Townsend credit union

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND — The Kitsap Credit Union expects the Federal Reserve will replace money that was stained red when a dye pack exploded accidentally at the branch in Port Townsend. The Peninsula Daily News reports one employee was checked out at a hospital as a precaution Tuesday and firefighters ventilated the building…


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July 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Bank security guard stabbed in abdomen at Seattle bank

UPDATE, 4:00 p.m. |  Seattle Police Department officers arrested a stabbing suspect Tuesday afternoon in South King County, according to their online blotter. He was booked into the King County Jail for an assault investigation. The Associated Press Police say there was no apparent reason for a man to stab a security guard Tuesday morning at a…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bank, First Hill, security guard

July 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Banks in Laurelhurst and Madison Park damaged today

A man walks into a Wells Fargo bank branch in Seattle’s Laurelhurst neighborhood Monday morning where a window has been boarded up. The branch was one of two hit overnight by vandals who threw rocks through 12 windows altogether, according to police. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) Seattle police…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bank, Seattle Police, vandalism

January 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

UPDATE: Incendiary device that failed to ignite left at Southeast Seattle bank

Seattle firefighters wait outside a Chase bank branch at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Myrtle Street in Seattle this morning where an incendiary device that failed to go off was found. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Arson/bomb squad investigators are trying to determine who left an incendiary device at a…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bank, bomb, Southeast Seattle

November 30, 2011 at 7:15 AM

The Morning Memo/Wednesday: Unlucky bank robber, feisty Pacific mayor, Amanda Knox

Weather: Let’s see … mostly sunny and a high around 48 today. Nice. Tomorrow: foggy morning, but sunny later in the day. Double nice. Friday, sorta nice with 30 percent chance of rain but some sun, too. We can live with that, right? More weather info. Traffic: Not much trouble out there this morning. More

Comments | Topics: Amanda Knox, bank, Morning Memo

November 6, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Occupy Seattle, Ballard style

This Chase bank branch in Ballard got a new sign Sunday morning from a man who identified himself only as David. (Photo by David Boardman / The Seattle Times) This may be the 99 percent speaking out at the ground level in its truest form. A man who gave his name only as David, got up on…


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