Police arrest Mount Vernon bank robber

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MOUNT VERNON —

A man was arrested Saturday after he robbed a Mount Vernon bank, police said.

 

Around 11:20 a.m., a man entered a bank in the 300 block of West Kincaid and presented a note demanding money.

 

The man left the bank with an unknown amount of money.

 

No one was injured during the robbery.

 

When officers responded to the area, they spotted a man walking about two blocks south of the bank matching the description of the robber.

 

Police said the 64-year-old man was taken into custody for investigation of first-degree robber and booked into the Skagit County Jail.

 

Police said the man is known to be a transient and has previous criminal history, which includes eluding police, assault, arson and burglary.