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Bank of America Robbed

December 11th, 2012 · 16 Comments

UPDATE- 4:55pm

Seattle police are looking for this robber who pulled a gun on a bank teller in a holdup Tuesday afternoon.

Around 11:30 am, the suspect walked into a Bank of America on 34th Avenue W and W McGraw Street in Magnolia, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The suspect then fled out of the bank with the cash. The suspect—who was between 5’2 and 5’5, had a thin build, and was dressed in a black hoodie—was wearing a mask, and witnesses aren’t sure whether the robber was male or female.

If you have any information about this robbery, please contact SPD’s Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535 or the FBI Safe Streets Task Force at (206) 622-0460

EARLIER

The Bank of America in the Village was just robbed.  It is currently closed and surrounded by police. More info as we get it.

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  • Suzanne

    It would be great if you could post a time for an entry like this. Thanks!

  • Stella

    Who robs Banks ?

    • mrobvious

      bank robbers

      • billybibbet

        The correct answer is people addicted to drugs…
        I have a friend working on the bank robbery detail with the FBI here in Seattle…the great majority of bank robbery suspects are drug addicts according to him…in fact he just confirmed it to me again today, when I inquired about this robbery.

        • jillygirl

          My first thought was that it was a woman but it’s hard to tell. Magnolia seems to be a hot bed for bank robberies…

          • http://twitter.com/erickhill Eric Hill

            Probably because there aren’t any police departments here, and very a light visible presence.

  • Mike

    From the Seattle PD Blog:

    Around 11:30 am, the suspect walked into a Bank of America on 34th Avenue W and W McGraw Street in Magnolia, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

    The suspect then fled out of the bank with the cash.

    The suspect—who was between 5’2 and 5’5, had a thin build, and was dressed in a black hoodie—was wearing a mask, and witnesses aren’t sure whether the robber was male or female.

    http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2012/12/11/police-looking-for-magnolia-bank-robber/

  • Tom

    I see from the SPD Twitter feed there was another entry for an armed robbery at 8:01 p.m. at 34th and McGraw. Wonder if this is the same thing or a new robbery? Someone’s pretty desperate apparently.

    • Valentijn

      Probably the same one. The police blog has the wrong street as well for the one in this story.

  • carris

    Looks female to me.

  • http://twitter.com/richkidumad Josh (LosAltosHills)

    Looks like he/she is using a metro market bag? Could be a local.

    • mrobvious

      It’s not easy being an upscale shopper!

    • maggie

      Definitely gotta hit up the bank before stepping into the outrageously overpriced Metro Mark-Up!

  • affinityseattle

    There are seriously only 3 ways out of Magnolia. Can’t they send 3 units to each bottleneck and watch for the car? I vote for cams at each funnel to ID the license plates if the police can’t dispatch in this fashion.

    • Magnolian

      I wonder: Could we secede from Seattle and become a gated community?

  • Snarkbark

    Mom?