Masked man strikes Ballard bank in takeover robbery


SEATTLE - Police are looking for a masked man who robbed a Ballard bank Tuesday afternoon in takeover-style heist.


Shortly before 3 p.m., a man walking into the US Bank at Northwest 61st Street and 15th Avenue Northwest and ordered everyone inside to get down on the ground.


The robber implied he had a gun, demanded cash and then fled in a two-door black Porsche 944 Turbo hatchback.


The robber is described as a white or Asian male, about 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build.   He was wearing a black jacket, jeans, a face covering and sunglasses.


Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the FBI - Seattle Safe Streets Task Force at 206-622-0460.