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Bank Robber apprehended, evidence recovered

On February 9th at approximately 2:31 p.m. officers responded to a bank robbery in the 400 block of Westlake Avenue North.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a 29-year-old male suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money prior to the arrival of responding officers.  Nobody was injured inside the bank during the robbery.

Patrol officers and Robbery detectives searching for the suspect developed information that led them to an apartment complex in the 5200 block of 12th Avenue Northeast.  Patrol officers, detectives, and SWAT team members surrounded the building and began calling people outside.  An adult male exited the building and was detained by officers.  Upon further investigation it was determined that this subject was the suspect in the bank robbery.  He was placed under arrest and interviewed by Robbery detectives. 

During a subsequent search of the suspect’s residence, the stolen money and the gun used in the robbery were recovered by detectives (the weapon used by the suspect was a pellet gun that was an exact replica of a real firearm).

The suspect will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.  This remains an active and on-going robbery investigation.