The suspects in Thursday afternoon’s armed robbery of the Group Health Credit Union on 15th Ave are believe to be tied to a string of robberies of south-county banks and credit unions, FBI spokesperson Frederick Gutt tells CHS. Authorities are still not revealing how much — if any — cash was taken in Thursday’s heist. The man who held up GHCU is described as a heavy-set black male, 5’11″-6′, with some facial hair, brown eyes and wearing a cream-colored baseball cap. The FBI believes he works with an accomplice who is also described as a black male. The Seattle bureau office is putting together a more comprehensive description of the suspects, Gutt said.
Gutt confirmed that yesterday’s robbery of a bank in Renton was likely the work of the GHCU suspects. That robbery of a Bank of America branch happened around 11:30 AM in Renton’s Fairwood neighborhood. The GHCU hit went down around 3:30 PM.
Gutt also confirmed that the robbery suspect killed by police last night in Federal Way is not believed to be connected to the Capitol Hill robbery.