Serial bank robbers arrested

Two men were believed to have been responsible for five violent armed takeover style bank robberies in the Seattle area since July 5th.  The suspects were armed with a shotgun and handgun and wore “presidents” Halloween masks to disguise themselves.  They terrorized bank employees and customers, placing them on the ground and threatening to shoot them.  Three banks were robbed in the Shoreline area north of Seattle and two were in Seattle, in Ballard and West Seattle on October 20th.

Detectives had developed information on the possible suspects.  On October 25th, at approximately 5:15 pm, the suspects were arrested by members of the Safe Streets Task Force in Lynnwood.  The suspects were transported to the Seattle Police Robbery Office where they were interviewed by detectives.  The two suspects, ages 64 and 65, were later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.  The Task Force detectives will continue to follow up on this investigation.

The King County Sheriff’s Office released the following press release detailing the King County robberies.

Shoreline Bank Robbers Arrested 10-25-11