Bank robber crashes vehicle after deputy pursuit



SEATTLE - A 30-year-old man was taken into custody after he robbed a north Seattle bank, and then crashed his vehicle near a ferry dock in Edmonds Saturday afternoon, said the King County Sheriff’s Office.


The incident started with a bank robbery at a Wells Fargo in the 13200 block of Aurora Avenue North after 12 p.m.


Seattle police responded to the location, but the man fled the scene.


Police said the man told employees at the bank he had explosives, and demanded cash.


After robbing the bank, the man got into a person’s vehicle and drove away with the person still inside.


The robber then left that vehicle and got into a different one.


The victim was not hurt, and told police that the robber drove away in an SUV. 


According to troopers, a Shoreline deputy spotted the SUV and a pursuit started.


The man crashed the vehicle near a ferry dock on 300 Admiral Way in Edmonds and police took the man into custody.