• Authorities continue to look for 'Cyborg Bandit'

    By: Rick Price


    A joint task force of FBI agents and local police and sheriff's deputies is hunting a serial bank robber who's hit at least four times in the last couple of months.

    As you can see in the surveillance photos, he covers his face with a distinctive cloth, which has led police to call him the "Cyborg Bandit".

    Along with that, he wears the hood of a sweatshirt over his head, completely covering his features.

    Investigators want him for his alleged involvement in at least four bank robberies. He generally hits in the late afternoon. The spree started on Sept. 24 at a Key Bank in Bellevue. Next he robbed a Banner Bank, in Woodinville, on Oct. 2. Sixteen days later, on Oct. 18, he robbed a U.S. bank in Shoreline, and the last of the known series was the Whidbey Island Bank, in Bothell, on Oct. 23.

    The "Seattle Safe Streets Task Force" tells KIRO 7 the suspect may be a white male, between 5 feet 9 inches and six feet tall. They say he's thin. Besides the mask and hood, he has also worn clear, latex gloves.

    If you have information, or see him, police say you should not approach him. That might be dangerous.

    Instead, they urge you to call law enforcement. Besides 911, you could call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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