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$8K Reward Offered for Duct Tape Bandit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2012
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the police departments in Edmonds, Redmond, and Poulsbo to seek help from the public to identify a bank robbery suspect.
The suspect, dubbed the “Duct Tape Bandit” is suspected of robbing the following banks:
May 24, 2012 - Whidbey Island Bank (Stanwood)
June 7, 2012 - Key Bank (Poulsbo)
June 20, 2012 - Wells Fargo (Edmonds)
August 8, 2012 - First Citizens Bank (Redmond)
In all four robberies the suspect was disguised by placing black tape over his nose, displayed a handgun and demanded money that he put into a white cloth bag. He assaulted a customer and employee in Stanwood. The suspect is described as a 5'10" white male in his mid 20's with short, light brown hair and possibly a tattoo on the inside of his left leg.
Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible to receive a cash reward of $1000 if the tip leads to an arrest and charges of this suspect. Wells Fargo is offering an additional cash reward of up to $5000. First Citizens Bank is offering up to $2000 if the information leads to a capture and conviction of the suspect.