Masked trio robs Kirkland bank in takeover heist

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KIRKLAND, Wash. - Three masked men stormed a bank in Kirkland in a takeover robbery and then fled the scene with cash.

 

At 11:02 a.m. Thursday, three men wearing gloves and ski masks entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 6615 132nd Avenue Northeast.

 

Police said the men implied they had weapons, ordered everyone to the floor and then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

 

Witnesses said the men left in an older Dodge van that was light blue with a white stripe.

 

The van, which turned out to be a Chevrolet Astro, was recovered at a nearby apartment complex.

 

Video from Chopper 7 showed police at the apartment complex and the van being prepared for towing.

 

The van has since been impounded and is being processed by the FBI.

 

Kirkland police canvassed the apartment complex.  Officers said they believe the robbers jumped into another vehicle that was parked there earlier.

 

No one was injured during the heist.