• ‘Elephant Man' bank robber seen on surveillance video


    SEATTLE - Authorities are hoping surveillance video from a recent bank robbery will help identify a man wanted in three bank robberies in north King County and Snohomish County in July.

    The man is wanted in connection with the following bank robberies:

    Friday, July 5 at 3:33 p.m. - Whidbey Island Bank in the 20600 block of Bothell-Everett Highway in Snohomish County.

    Friday, July 12 at 5:28 p.m. - Banner Bank in the 17500 block of 132nd Avenue Northeast in Woodinville. 

    Wednesday, July 17 at 3:21 p.m. - Whidbey Island Bank located in the 20300 block of Ballinger Way Northeast in Shoreline.

    The video attached is from the most recent robbery that occurred in Shoreline on July 17.

    The robber is described as white, in his late 40s to early 50s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, possibly with graying hair and scar texture on his face.   He consistently wears dark shoes, dark dress slacks, and a long-sleeved collared blue or white shirt, while covering his head with a shirt or other material with two small eye holes. The robber implies that he has a weapon and is believed to flee the robberies in a car.

    The man should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information that can help identify the robber is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of those involved. 

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