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$8,000 Reward Offered In 'Duct Tape Bandit' Bank Robberies

Four police agencies in Western Washington are joining forces to seek a suspect who has worn duct tape over his nose while robbing local banks.

Four police agencies, including the , are offering an $8,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a bank robber whose disguise consists of duct tape across his nose.

 has joined police agencies in Edmonds, Poulsbo and Stanwood, where banks have been targeted this summer by a man wearing black duct tape over his nose, according to police.

The on Northeast 85th Street.

In each of the incidents, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money be placed inside a white cloth bag. A bank employee was assaulted in the Stanwood robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with short, light-brown hair, a thin to medium build and possibly a tattoo on the inside of his left leg (see attached photos and videos). 

Here is a complete list of banks that were targeted:

  • May 24—Whidbey Island Bank (Stanwood)
  • June 7—Key Bank (Poulsbo)
  • June 20—Wells Fargo (Edmonds)
  • Aug. 8— (Redmond)

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Callers with tips that lead to an arrest and charges against the suspect are eligible to receive a $1,000 reward. Wells Fargo is offering an additional award of up to $5,000, and First Citizens is offering up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Editor's Note: Information provided by the Redmond Police Department.

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