• Police look for ‘Elephant Man Bandit' connected to three armed bank robberies


    SEATTLE - Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial bank robber nicknamed the “Elephant Man Bandit.” 

    The man wears material over his head with two eyeholes. 

    According to police, the possibly armed bank robber is linked to three robberies.

    The man is wanted for these robberies: 

    • Friday, July 5: Whidbey Island Bank in Bothell, near closing time
    • Friday, July 12: Banner Bank in Woodinville, near closing time
    • Wednesday, July 17: Whidbey Island Bank in Shoreline, before 3:30 p.m.

     Police described the man 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 has been seen in surveillance photos wearing black slacks, black dress shoes and a long-sleeved, collared shirt in blue or white, while covering his head with a shirt or material with two small eyeholes. 

    According to authorities, the man allegedly implies that he has a gun, and he flees in a car. 

    Police consider the man armed and dangerous; and people should refrain from approaching him and should contact law enforcement. 

    Anyone with information that can help identify the man is asked to call the FBI at 206-622-0460 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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