SPD is checking out banks across Capitol Hill after somebody threw rocks through windows at two outlets on Broadway. Details from neighbor Tammy on what she saw and more information on the vandalism, below:
Just saw 2 folks hurl rocks @ Chase on Broadway (7pm) – police were in pursuit within seconds.
There were several cruisers on the block because the US BANK was hit just minutes before.
1 broken window on north side of US BANK. 2 broken windows on West & North sides of CHASE.
No details, yet, on any arrests.
We have received reports of police spotted at other banks around the area including the Key Bank on 15th where no damage was visible. We have been told there has been one arrest made at the 15th Ave location but have not yet been able to confirm. UPDATE: Police say no arrests so far. Details below. The 15th Ave E vandalism appeared to be limited to a large tagging.
Police have tracked suspects from the incidents but we don’t yet have information on additional arrests.
Broken glass at area banks has become a regular occurrence — with Chase a favorite target – though Capitol Hill hasn’t seen some of the other more significant attempts to inflict on branches in other neighborhoods. The vandalism reportedly inflicted at this E Madison
Wells Fargo Bank of America turned out, by the way, to have been an accidental fire, Seattle Fire tells CHS.
Thanks to neighbor DG for the picture from the Broadway US Bank.
UPDATE 8:45 PM: SPD confirms the investigation and provides some not-too-specific suspect information:
On February 6th at approximately 6:56 p.m. officers responded to reports of vandalism against several banks on Capitol Hill. Officers arrived in the area and discovered large windows smashed out of three banks: one bank at Broadway East and East John Street, a second bank at Broadway East and East Thomas Street, and a third bank at 15th Avenue East and East Thomas Street.
Officers are currently conducting an area search for several suspects who remain at large. The suspects are described as wearing masks, dark hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing.