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Repeat bank robber pulls gun on woman, son in Wedgwood

Posted by Mike on November 29th, 2012

Seattle Police this afternoon said a repeat bank robbery suspect pulled a handgun on a mother and her 11-year-old son at the U.S. Bank in Wedgwood.

“He told the woman to hand over her wallet. The suspect then walked up to a bank teller, demanded money, and fled the the bank,” police said.

The armed robbery occurred just before 6 p.m. Wednesday at the bank, N.E. 87th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast, police said, adding the man is also a suspect in several recent robberies at banks in Seattle and Bellevue.

He is described as a white male, 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, wearing a black rain jacket, black hood and a ski mask.

“If you recognize the suspect, or have any information that might help police catch him, please contact the Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5540.”

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5 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Matt // Nov 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    That picture is tiny, is that the best they can give to identify?
    Editor: There were several others, but they were worse, and just as small.

  • 2 EnduroDriver // Nov 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Seems like banks in the area are becoming quite the buffet for criminals. Too bad there isn’t any way to make bank robbery less attractive and protect customers and bank workers with…. I don’t know…… maybe an armed guard!

  • 3 wedgwood citizen // Nov 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    So..maybe we are such easy targets because we are not paying attention. That guy is not wearing a black jacket. It’s blue and white or gray. There was a guard at us bank so wonder what happened?

  • 4 EnduroDriver // Nov 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Most likely the guard was unarmed and was told to not actually do anything. Banks in this country seem to be fine with letting criminals take whatever money they would like, have insurance companies repay them and then charge us extra fees to cover the increasing insurance cost of covering the banks against robbery.

  • 5 lela wankzy // Nov 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    So they post guards at Bank of America to intimidate protesters. Why don’t the other banks get these hire-a-guard to intimidate thieves?