UPDATE: White Center Bank Robber Caught, Arrested
UPDATE 7/20/12: Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that the suspect wanted in the July 13 robbery of the Key Bank in White Center has been caught and arrested.
“I just found out he was arrested on the 18th due to the media release and public’s help!” West said.
The suspect, a 21-year old Seattle man, has been charged with attempting to rob the Key Bank in White Center on July 13th.
On July 18th detectives sent a bulletin to the media with a photo of the suspect taken during the robbery asking for the public’s help identifying him.
Detectives said they received numerous tips from citizens in the White Center area who said they recognized the suspect after seeing his picture on local media sites.
Police located and arrested the suspect late Wednesday evening (July 18) near South 177 and 1st Ave South in Normandy Park.
The suspect was booked into the King County Jail.
Recognize the Bank Robber pictured above?
The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a bank last Friday afternoon (July 13) in the White Center area.
The incident occurred at the Key Bank in the 9600 block of SW 17th around 4 p.m. on July 13. The suspect entered the bank and produced a note demanding money. The suspect fled on foot northbound towards Roxbury.
The suspect is described as a white male, between the ages of 24 – 27, 5’ 6”- 5’8” tall, with a skinny build.
He was last seen wearing glasses, a dark zippered hoodie, dark t-shirt, and gray knit cap.
If you have information about this crime please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges in this case. You can remain anonymous. Call 1-800-222-TIPS.
NOTE: You must call Crime Stoppers with the tip in order to be eligible for the reward!