Man who robbed Key Bank in Kirkland may have ties to Bothell theft
By MATT PHELPS
Bothell Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
May 4, 2012 · 10:42 AM
Kirkland police officers and the FBI responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Key Bank on Juanita Drive at approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning in the Juanita neighborhood.
Police used K9 tracking dogs, but the suspect got away on foot.
"He may have had a car in the area," said Kirkland Police Lt. Mike Murray. "He didn't show a weapon and just passed a note. Then he just walked out calm as can be."
Murray added that the man did say he had a weapon.
According to the FBI, that the man is in his early 30s to 40s, 5-feet-10 to 6 feet tall, with a medium build at approximately 150-180 pounds.
The profile of the robbery matches six other unsolved bank robberies in the area, Murray added.
Those robberies were: Jan. 10 at Opus Bank in Shoreline; Feb. 13 at Key Bank in Bellevue; March 20 at Union Bank in Bothell; and April 19 at the Bank of Washington in Lynnwood.
Anyone with information on the robberies or the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest and charge.Contact Bothell Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at email@example.com or 1-425-483-3732 (ext 5050).