Police: Bank robber tries to get away in cab, Metro bus

SEATTLE — A 55-year-old man was taken into custody after a bank robbery in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

At about 1:20 p.m., officers responded to a reported bank robbery in the 6100 block of 15th Avenue Northwest.

Police after the robbery, the suspect was seen getting into a cab. One officer saw the cab and called for additional units as he followed the taxi.

According to investigators, the suspect got out and ran away as officers chased him.

Police said the suspect boarded a Metro bus and was taken into custody in the 2100 block of Dexter Avenue.

The suspect was interviewed and later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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