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Police Search for Armed Bank Robber in Downtown Redmond

The First Citizens Bank on Northeast 85th Street was robbed just after noon on Wednesday.

are searching for a man who robbed a downtown bank at gunpoint on Wednesday afternoon.

Department spokesman Jim Bove said the suspect entered the in the 15800 block of NE 85th St. at 12:01 p.m. and pointed a black handgun at a bank employee. No one was injured in the incident.

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The suspect escaped on foot and headed south toward QFC, Bove said. He is described as a white male in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin-to-medium build.

He was wearing a green hoodie, black shorts and a dark-colored hat, and had black tape over his nose.

Anyone who sees someone matching this description is asked to call 911.

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Correction: The first suspect description released by Redmond Police incorrectly described the color of the suspect's hat. This has been corrected.

AC August 08, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Caitlin, The suspect was wearing a dark hat, not a white hat. Look at the photos and also check with the Seattle PI. We need to have as accurate a description as possible. Thanks.
Caitlin Moran August 08, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, AC—the hat description came directly from the Redmond PD. I'll give them a call to clarify.
Caitlin Moran August 08, 2012 at 11:46 PM
This has been fixed. Jim Bove, the RPD spokesman, just told me they had the incorrect hat color at first. Sometimes that's the danger of reporting an incident right after it happens—not all the details have been confirmed. Thanks again!
Ron Olson August 12, 2012 at 07:27 PM
They need to post the pictures of these suspects as soon after the crime happens to get the best information from the public.
Avis Ferguson August 12, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Banner Bank's entrance sign painted on door states no one enters with hoodies (up) or sunglasses. This is 164th Ave NE, but may be on all branches. Wonder whether First Citizens has the same warning?
CT August 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM
How do they enforce that? They need a security guard posted at the door to stop anyone from getting past with hoodies. That said, shooters might aim for the guard himself - so these are not fool proof measure either. I wish they arm the bank staff though.
Ken James August 12, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Seems a little odd to post that type of rule... as if someone entering to commit an armed robbery would stop and take down his hoody and remove his sunglasses. By the very nature of their activity, they aren't inclined to follow rules!
Ron Olson August 13, 2012 at 04:33 AM
When they finally catch the guy, rest assured he will have an extensive criminal history. The problem isn't with the criminal.....
CT August 15, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I see a Police car parked outside the branch everyday - hoepfully they catch him soon.

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