Bank Robber Doesn’t Make It Far After Wedgwood Heist

A man suspected of robbing a Wedgwood bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning wasn’t on the lam for long.

Just after 11:15 am, a masked man walked into the Key Bank at 73rd Avenue NE and NE 35th Street demanded money, and fled the bank.

Eighteen minutes later, police had tracked the suspect to the University District (using high-tech gadgets AND old-fashioned sleuthing!) and arrested him near NE 42nd and 9th Avenue NE after a brief foot chase.

Officers will likely be around the Wedgwood and University District scenes for some time as they search for evidence.