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Key Bank robber arrested 18 minutes later

Posted by Mike on April 3rd, 2013

From Seattle Police just before noon:

A man suspected of robbing a Wedgwood bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning wasn’t on the lam for long.

Just after 11:15 a.m., a masked man walked into the Key Bank at 73rd Avenue Northeast and Northeast 35th Street demanded money, and fled the bank.

Eighteen minutes later, police had tracked the suspect to the University District (using high-tech gadgets AND old-fashioned sleuthing!) and arrested him near Northeast 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue Northeast after a brief foot chase.

Officers will likely be around the Wedgwood and University District scenes for some time as they search for evidence.



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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 jack // Apr 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Um, there’s usually a security guard outside that bank, when did this clown put on his mask? Glad he’s been caught.

  • 2 Bill // Apr 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    NE 73rd STREET and 35th AVENUE NE