Police Looking For Burien Bank Robbing “Candyman”

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Police are searching for a bank robber they call the “Candyman” bandit, because he has been seen eating a lollipop and chewing gum during his robberies, one of which was in Burien, according to the FBI.

The bandit is believed to be responsible for at least four bank robberies in the past two weeks in the Seattle area, including one as recent as Tuesday morning, and another one on May 17th in Burien.

Police said in each robbery, the man presented a handwritten note to a teller demanding money, all while eating candy.

A weapon has never been displayed, although the bandit implied he had one in the first robbery.

The man is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build, medium complexion, bald head, and police said until Tuesday’s robbery, a mustache.

Here are two still images taken from a security cam:

Recognize this man? Call the Cops ASAP!

The FBI believes he is responsible for the following bank robberies:

  • 5:30 p.m. on May 14, 2008, at the Wells Fargo Bank at 1763 4th Ave. S. in Seattle
  • 9:50 a.m. on May 17, 2008, at the US Bank at 14641 1st Ave. S. in Burien
  • 9:34 on May 19, 2008, at the Qualstar Credit Union at 1731 4th Ave. S. in Seattle
  • 9:30 a.m. on May 27, 2008, at the Rainier Pacific Bank at 35007 Enchanted Pkwy. in Federal Way

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI immediately at (206) 622-0460.


In the meantime, in the interest of cyber-justice (and comedy), we here at the B-Town Blog are releasing our own special virtual mugshot lineup, in hopes that one of the citizens pictured below will be recognized by one of our intrepid readers and thusly turned in, saving not only our local citizens, but our precious candy supply from dwindling:

And here’s further proof – exclusive video taken from the security cam of the “Candyman”:

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