With four banks robbed in less than three months, the Edmonds, Poulsbo, Redmond, and Stanwood Police Departments are collaborating to nab a bank robber dubbed the “Duct Tape Bandit.”
The male suspect robbed the following banks:
- May 24, 2012 - Whidbey Island Bank (Stanwood)
- June 7, 2012 - Key Bank (Poulsbo)
- June 20, 2012 - Wells Fargo (Edmonds)
- August 8, 2012 - First Citizens Bank (Redmond)
In all four robberies the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money that he put into a white cloth bag. He assaulted a customer and employee in Stanwood.
The suspect is described as being white, in his mid-20s, 5-foot-10 with a thin to medium build, with short, light brown hair. He had black tape over his nose, and possibly had a tattoo on the inside of his left leg.
Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible to receive a cash reward of $1000 if the tip leads to an arrest and charges of this suspect.
Wells Fargo is offering an additional cash reward of up to $5000. First Citizens Bank is offering up to $2000 if the information leads to a capture and conviction of the suspect.