Police Seek Help Finding Burien Bank Robber, Who May Be Dressed In Drag

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The King County Sheriff’s Department, along with Seattle Police and the FBI are seeking the public’s help in identifying and apprehending what is possibly a male bank robber who disguises himself as a woman to rob banks – at least two so far, including the Sterling Savings Bank in Burien last Wednesday, April 28.

The suspect also is believed to have robbed a Key Bank at 4701 California Ave SW in West Seattle on April 5. In that instance, the robber gave the teller a demand note, but no weapon was seen.

The second robbery was last Wednesday at the Sterling Savings Bank at 224 SW 152nd in Burien. This time a note was also handed to the teller, but then the robber said there were “men who will hurt me” and that “she had kids” (read our original report here).

According to police, during the Burien robbery attempt, the teller did not hand over any money and believed the suspect was a woman. However, after detectives viewed surveillance video, they came to the conclusion most likely “she” is actually a “he.”

The suspect is about 5’ 5” and 135 lbs. perhaps 40 to 50 years old. At the Sterling Bank, his face appeared “bruised.” He/she wore a black hat, with a brim, yellow scarf, dark blazer jacket, black shirt, and black gloves.

Here are some surveillance photos courtesy the King County Sheriff’s Department – the first set is from the Burien robbery on April 28th:

These are from the West Seattle robbery on April 5th:

If anyone knows anything about either of these robberies (or the suspect) they are asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 (24 hours) or 9-1-1.

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One Response to “Police Seek Help Finding Burien Bank Robber, Who May Be Dressed In Drag”
  1. Rob says:

    Wouldn’t the KCS department, FBI and SPD be wrong if the bank robber turned out to be a real woman??? Where is the CSI when you need them???

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