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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Seattle Police Looking For Bank Robbery Suspect in Downtown

posted by on September 30 at 10:01 AM


Seattle Police have shut down Third Avenue between Cherry and Columbia as they search the area for a bank robbery suspect.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30s, about 5’7.

I’ll update if more info becomes available.


Thanks to Slog-tipper Brian for the pic.

Update: FBI spokeswoman Robbie Burroughs says the robber “left behind a backpack and a note that said something about a bomb.”

Officers have cleared the building above the bank.

SPD says no one was injured in the robbery.

UPDATE 2: 3rd Ave has been reopened.

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I'm in that building. Why do they need a bomb robot to find a bank robber?

Posted by levide | September 30, 2008 10:12 AM

Maybe the robber didn't hear the news that the bailout failed.

Posted by Fnarf | September 30, 2008 10:16 AM

Which building? Did they evacuate?

Posted by Jessie | September 30, 2008 10:25 AM

The Pacific, across the street from the bank. No evacuations, but foot traffic restricted.

Posted by levide | September 30, 2008 10:30 AM

hm - I'm working in the building behind it on 2nd, and our facilities staff called it a "hostage situation".
I'm hearing all sorts of conflicting info, just wanted to throw that in.

Posted by tamara | September 30, 2008 10:32 AM

Someone give Fnarf a rimshot please.

Also, if you're a bus commuter you should know that right now it's completely fucked downtown. Many buses use that stretch of 3rd, so they're backed up to first hill. My advice: Get out on 5th and walk to wherever you're going.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | September 30, 2008 10:34 AM

Oh scratch that. Update:

Police say not a hostage situation, but a possible bomb threat near Money Tree. They said it was not necessary for us to evacuate.

Posted by tamara | September 30, 2008 10:35 AM

Anyone seen my backpack?

Posted by monsewer | September 30, 2008 10:59 AM

Apparently the robber got on the 120 which plies the concrete down Delridge Way. He got off in Burien. Maybe now that part of King County will see some improvements.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | September 30, 2008 11:15 AM

god NOTHING ever happens here on fifth an university!

Posted by whomsRU | September 30, 2008 11:24 AM

Rock on! I was waiting till they would let us Smokers out the door on third! (We got turned around and sent back in)...

Posted by Rkayne | September 30, 2008 11:34 AM

Why would anyone rob a bank now? They don't have any money in them anymore.

Posted by flat broke | September 30, 2008 11:45 AM

While bank robberies are interesting, nothing tops a football post in my (play)book!

Posted by Mikki | September 30, 2008 11:51 AM

Haha @10 whomsRU

Where were you in fall of 1999? I worked on 5th and University and all sorts of things happened!

Posted by tamara | September 30, 2008 12:24 PM

That's a pretty vague description. I'm a white male in my 30's and I'm 5'8". Thank god I went the other direction for coffee on my 10am break.

Posted by Seatattle | September 30, 2008 8:34 PM

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