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Wedgwood Key Bank robbed this morning

February 7th, 2013 by Support Staff

Police say the Key Bank in Wedgwood was robbed about a half-hour ago.

Here’s their report:

A lone male robbed the Key Bank in the 7300 Block of 35th Avenue NE on Thursday morning, around 10:45 am.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male, approximately 5’09, 140, wearing a black hooded jacket,blue jeans, and a partial black mask covering the lower part of his face. He was also carrying a black backpack.

The suspect entered the bank, pointed a gun at the teller, and then jumped over the counter and took money out of the teller drawer. He then fled out of the bank on foot, last seen running south.

Officers arrived quickly after receiving the 911 call and are currently searching the area. Several area schools have been notified and are taking the necessary precautions.

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Second Wedgwood bank robbery, apparently by same man

October 3rd, 2012 by Support Staff

Seattle Police say a second bank on 35th Avenue Northeast in Wedgwood has been robbed, apparently by the same man.

The most recent robbery occurred Tuesday afternoon at Homestreet Bank, in the 8200 block of 35th Avenue. In a press release, police said the man, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, walked into the bank about 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and demanded money from the teller.

The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the bank on foot, last seen headed eastbound on Northeast 82nd Street. North Precinct patrol officers and detectives responded to the location. The suspect is still outstanding. This suspect is believed to be the same suspect that robbed a Key Bank on the same street on September 7th.

The suspect is described as follows: White male, approximately 6′ tall, medium build, between 30-40 years old, wearing a baseball cap, brown hair, facial hair, and blue eyes. If anyone has any information on this suspect, please call 911.

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