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Peoples Bank robbed this afternoon

October 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments

UPDATE 9:45pm

This information was just released- Here is a description and security photos of the suspect police are looking for from today’s armed robbery of Peoples Bank in the Village:

White male, possibly in his 40s, armed with a gun.  Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call the FBI at 206-622-0460 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved.  (To be eligible for the reward, a person must provide the information through Crime Stoppers.)

 

According to Len Carver of the FBI Robbery Task Force, the suspect is at large.  Black and white images of the suspect were obtained from security cameras inside the bank.  More to come as we get it.

Magnolia residents react to the robbery:
Eugenia Jones, People’s customer said “It’s amazing to me that something like that could happen here. It’s horrible.”
Renee Waliser, Employed in the Village said: “It’s very scary. Absolutely. You’re never safe. There’re criminals everywhere.”

EARLIER

Sometime in the 2 o’clock hour, Peoples Bank (next to Starbucks in the village) was robbed.  MV was on the scene soon after police arrived, but has yet to confirm any information beyond the headline.  We will update as information becomes available.

Police and employees inside the locked bank after robbery occured

 

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  • roblicsw

    I am so sorry you all had to go through this

  • Mag Resident

    Best wishes for those who were there … we bank at People’s and think all the employees are wonderful. I hope you’re all ok.

  • Ian in Mag

    Ah, so we’ve narrowed the suspects down to approximately 100,000 blurry people. Seriously, the average cell phone camera takes HD video that is WAY better than the security cameras at People’s Bank. Sorry for what was undoubtedly a very frightening and unfortunate experience, but moving forward your first order of business should be investing in better equipment to protect yourselves and your customers.

  • Jen

    Thinking about all of my friends at Peoples Bank…

  • cd123

    There are only really 3, maybe 3.5 entrances into Magnolia. Why dont we set up cameras there? The only people that really seem afraid of big brother are the people doing things wrong. Ive lived out here for about 2 years and i cannnot believe the robberies that have taken place here. Something needs to be done.

  • Serpy

    @cd123 – We don’t install Nanny camera’s because this is America. Please stop trying to make rules for the exceptions to the rule. It disgusts me how many personal freedoms people are willing to give up that can never be re-obtained. I am a law abiding, loving mother and wife and i place a high value on the rights we have left in this country. Not wanting to be survielled upon is NOT about having something to hide.