• Police arrest Mount Vernon bank robber


    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.


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