Bank robbery suspect arrested

February 16, 2010

By Staff

Seattle Police arrested a man suspected in the Feb. 4 robbery of The Bank of Washington branch in Issaquah.Seattle detectives located the 29-year-old man Feb. 9. Officers, detectives and SWAT members surrounded the apartment building and called people outside, a news release from the Seattle Police states.

The man exited the building; officers detained and then arrested him.

Police then searched his residence, and discovered stolen money and the gun used in a Feb. 9 robbery at a bank in the 400 block of Westlake Avenue North. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun — a replica of a real firearm.

Issaquah Police Cmdr. Scott Behrbaum said a man dressed in dark clothing entered The Bank of Washington, 1250 N.W. Mall St., at about 2:15 p.m. Feb. 4, robbed the bank and then fled. Police did not disclose the amount of money stolen by the man. No bank employees were injured during the incident.

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