Woman Assaulted With a Knife During an Armed Robbery at the Northgate Bank of America

An armed robbery suspect and his accomplice remain at large tonight after robbing and assaulting a woman outside a bank this evening in North Seattle.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. officers responded to the report of an armed robbery with a knife outside the Bank of America located in the 400 block of NE Northgate Way.

Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult male suspect was waiting in the hallway area on the south side of the bank near the night deposit box.  The female victim approached the night deposit box to make a deposit.  The suspect attempted to strike up a conversation while moving in closer to the victim.  The victim ignored him.  The suspect then took hold of the victim’s deposit bag with his right hand while holding a knife in his left hand.  The suspect demanded the money and threatened to stab the victim.  The woman resisted and during the struggle that ensued the victim was cut on the hand.  The suspect fled the scene on foot with the deposit bag and the victim’s wallet.

Mall Security followed the suspect as he ran out the exit door.  The suspect was seen getting into a black car that was occupied by one other person.  The suspects fled the scene in the vehicle and remain at large.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and treated the victim for her non-life-threatening injury.

The suspect is described as a very thin built white male in his 30′s, 5’10″ tall, last seen wearing a black baseball cap and Alexander Seahawks jersey.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.