Man robs Issaquah bank at gunpoint
March 27, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
Police said a man robbed a KeyBank branch along a bustling Issaquah street March 24, and then escaped.
Police said the man showed a bank employee a gun and passed the employee a note demanding money at about 10:51 a.m.
Officers responded to the bank at 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd. moments later, but could not locate the suspect.
The employee described the man to police as a white man in his 30s, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighing 200 pounds. Police said he wore a beige hooded coat, jeans and a dark-colored baseball cap, and carried a motorcycle helmet.
The suspect used dark clothing to conceal the lower portion of his face during the robbery. Police said he then fled eastbound from the bank.
The case remains under investigation by the Issaquah Police Department and the FBI.
What to know
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Call 1-800-222-TIPS toll free.
The last bank robbery to occur in Issaquah unfolded at the same KeyBank branch.
In October, a thief robbed the bank and fled. FBI agents arrested the suspect, a former Snoqualmie resident connected to other thefts in the area, days after the robbery.
Investigators said the suspect, Christopher Isaac Titian, approached a bank employee, handed the employee a demand note and then fled.