Seattle task force seeks ‘Rent Money Bandit’

October 7, 2014

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have robbed banks in Issaquah, Newcastle and Bellevue.

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is calling him the “Rent Money Bandit” because each of the incidents occurred during the first few days of the month, according to a news release from the FBI.

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Rash of bank robberies doesn’t alarm police, FBI

August 19, 2014

Issaquah police and the FBI said they see four banks being robbed in the past six months as more of a cycle than a crime wave.

So far this year, KeyBank on Northwest Gilman Boulevard has been robbed three times and Chase Bank, also on Northeast Gilman Boulevard, was robbed once. Police believe the same man, who they’ve dubbed the Summertime Heat Robber, might be behind the Feb. 22, June 25 and July 11 KeyBank robberies. So far, officials have not arrested any suspects.

“It’s an increase,” Cmdr. Stan Conrad said. “But there are times when robberies pick up and times when they are down. Now, they are just down.”

Chief Scott Behrbaum agreed.

“Historically, we’ve had bank robberies in our city,” he said. “Last year, we didn’t have that many, but we’ve had years where we’re close to twice the current number.”

Feb. 22 KeyBank robbery suspect

Feb. 22 KeyBank robbery suspect

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Gilman KeyBank robbed again

July 15, 2014

Issaquah Police and the FBI are investigating a July 11 bank robbery, and police are saying it could be the same man who robbed the same bank two weeks earlier.

The latest robbery occurred at KeyBank, 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., at 1:56 p.m. July 11.

Contributed A security camera captured this image of a suspect who robbed the Gilman Boulevard KeyBank on July 11.

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A security camera captured this image of a suspect who robbed the Gilman Boulevard KeyBank on July 11.

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Issaquah KeyBank on Gilman Boulevard robbed again, second time in two weeks

July 11, 2014

NEW — 4:58 p.m. July 11, 2014

Issaquah Police and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery that happened this afternoon, and police are saying it could be the same man who robbed the same bank two weeks ago.

The robbery occurred at KeyBank, 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., at 1:56 p.m. July 11.

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Police seek suspect in KeyBank robbery

July 2, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. July 2, 2014

Police are asking for residents’ help in locating a man who they suspect robbed two local banks, most recently in Issaquah.suspect1

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KeyBank robbed this morning

February 22, 2014

NEW – 7:3o p.m. Feb. 22, 2014

A man robbed the Gilman Boulevard KeyBank the morning of Feb. 22.

At 10:43 a.m., a man entered KeyBank  and demanded money from a bank employee, according to an Issaquah Police Department press release.

The suspect, described as in his 20s or 30s, and having “light tanned skin,” wore a blue hooded jacket with the hood over a tan hat. He also wore tan pants, black sunglasses and black gloves.
He fled eastbound with an undetermined amount of money. Police did not locate him after an initial search.
Call 837-3200 with any information.