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Blotter | Police search for Saturday morning Broadway bank robbery suspect

(Image: SPD)

(Image: SPD)

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  • Broadway bank robbery: Seattle Police and the FBI are searching for the suspect in a Saturday morning hold-up at the Wells Fargo branch inside the Broadway Market shopping center. The robbery was reported around 10:45 AM Saturday. Monday morning, SPD distributed these security images of the suspect described by witnesses as a white male, dressed in black “from head to toe.” He reportedly had what was described as a Russian accent. It’s not clear if the suspect was armed or implied he had a weapon and police typically won’t say what if any cash is taken in bank hold-ups. He was last seen fleeing the area on foot, eastbound on E Republican. If you can help identify the suspect or have information that might help the investigation, call 911.UPDATE 10/28/2016: The suspect has been arrested:
    A Seattle bank robber was arrested this week after he stopped in for a visit with his Department of Corrections (DOC) supervisor, who recognized him from security camera photos. On Saturday, October 22nd, a white male walked into a bank in the 400 block of Broadway Ave East. The suspect (pictured) fled the bank with cash. An alert DOC officer saw the photo of the bank robbery suspect and recognized him as someone who is already a client of the Department of Corrections, in light of his previous conviction for robbery. When the suspect went to his visit his DOC officer on the 27th, he was taken into custody and turned over to Seattle police. Robbery detectives booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

  • Purse snatch: A woman had her bag stolen in a purse snatch at Harrison and Belmont around 11 PM Sunday night. The victim’s son contacted CHS with details of the mugging and said a group of three had jumped the woman and stole her bag. If you see a ditched purse, call 911 or turn it in at the East Precinct at 12th and Pine.
  • Seattle U bias investigation: Seattle University is trying to find out who is responsible for swastikas drawn on white boards on the school’s campus earlier this month:
    We are writing to report a few deeply disturbing incidents. During the first two weeks of October, three drawings of swastikas were found on the white boards outside the rooms of students living in one of our residence halls. The swastika is a powerful symbol of hate, one that cannot be ignored, particularly around the holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Seattle University cannot and does not tolerate bias. The university has taken several steps in response to the incidents. The Department of Public Safety and the Seattle Police Department were notified, and the incidents currently remain under investigation. We will update students, faculty and staff if more information becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any information about the incidents, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (206) 296-5990. Alternatively, anonymous reports may be filed online through EthicsPoint.According to the school’s statement on the investigation, it is also providing resources “responding to the needs of and facilitating dialogue among the affected residential community.”
  • Gunshots reported: Several 911 callers and SPD officers on patrol reported hearing gunfire just after midnight early Monday morning. Reports of at least two shots came in around an area between Cal Anderson and Volunteer Park but police were unable to immediately track down any incidents or damage and there were no reported injuries.
  • 12th Ave bar assault: Police were called to Swedish First Hill to interview an assault victim in an attack reported early on the morning of Saturday, October 15th.
    screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-12-38-33-pmThe victim told police he had been jumped for confronting two men inside the venue for cutting in the line for the bathroom:screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-12-38-37-pmThe victim also told police the bar’s bouncer had instructed him and his girlfriend to go to the hospital before calling police. For future reference, don’t do that. By the time police found out about the attack, hours had passed and the bar was closed.
  • Broadway assault mystery: The unfortunate victim in this early morning October 16th attack was so obliterated by the incident, he wasn’t even sure which Broadway club it had occurred at:
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  • Parking spot saver assault: Here is the SPD report on the October 11th incident captured in artist Callan Berry’s classic Capitol Hill edition of Police Reports Illustrated:
    screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-12-47-29-pmPolice didn’t have a difficult time tracking down the suspect car. The victim showed officers the white 2013 Lexus was still parked in the 1600 block of 14th Ave where the incident occurred. Police were able to identify the registered owner but there were no immediate arrests.
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4 thoughts on “Blotter | Police search for Saturday morning Broadway bank robbery suspect

  1. C’mon, it can’t be that hard to find this Wells Fargo guy. They must have signed him up for a new credit card when he robbed the bank, so just grab his info from that.

  2. Re: the parking spot. That’s not how parking spots work. You can’t hold a parking spot, unless it’s with a car. C’mon people…don’t be stupid.