Kirkland police ID, arrest bank robbery suspect

Kirkland police ID, arrest bank robbery suspect

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kirkland police identified and arrested a man Wednesday who they say robbed a bank last month.

On June 6, a man robbed the Key Bank at 12604 Totem Lake Boulevard.

Police called to the scene were unable to find the man who had ran from the bank after taking cash.

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Kirkland detectives said they canvassed the area for any leads that would help identify the man and found surveillance video. Police said the video showed the suspect shortly after he left the bank, when he had changed and discarded his clothes in the area before escaping.

Despite the video, detectives had no more leads and were unable to identify the man, so officers distributed pictures and video to the media in hopes that someone might recognize the suspect.

After media outlets aired and posted stories, in the next few weeks, officers received several anonymous tips that led them to the suspect's identity.

Kirkland police detectives served a search warrant at the man’s home in Everett Wednesday.  Police said the man tried to escape out the back of the house, but was arrested.

Detectives said pieces of evidence were found and seized at the home, including some clothes the man had worn during the bank robbery, as seen on video.

Police said the man later confessed to the robbery.

He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of first-degree robbery.

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