UPDATE: FBI Releases Photos of Juanita Wells Fargo Robber

Kirkland police are reporting that a white male between 30 and 40 year of age robbed the bank in Juanita Village at about 5:30 p.m Wednesday, escaping on foot despite a K-9 track.


UPDATE, Dec. 20, 5 p.m.: The FBI released three blurry photos of an armed man who robbed the Juanita Village Wells Fargo branch Wednesday evening. FBI spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich said the FBI Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is working with the Kirkland Police Department on the robbery. She said the robber was armed and issued a verbal threat to a teller.


Original story:

A man armed with a handgun robbed the Juanita Branch of the Wells Fargo Bank in Kirkland Wednesday evening at about 5:30 p.m. and escaped on foot despite a search by a K-9 unit, Kirkland police are reporting.

A suspect described as a white male 30 to 40 years old wearing a black half-mask pulled up over his mouth and nose along with a blue hooded jacket entered the bank when several employees and customers were present, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to a Kirkland Police Department press release.

No one was injured.

The man was reported to have blue eyes, light colored eyebrows, and carried a black bag. He is described as approximately 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He left on foot but could not be found.

Three different Kirkland Patch readers reported a heavy police presence in the area shortly after the robbery, and the Kirkland police press release said officers were on the scene in within 90 seconds of being called.

A K-9 unit was called in but could not locate the suspect, and the investigation continues

Kirkland Patch will update this story as details emerge.

Elizabeth Nachman December 20, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Bummer. My eight-year-old twins just opened bank accounts there two weeks ago. Everyone is always so friendly and helpful! Glad everyone is okay, and we are thinking about all the special people who work there!
Greg Johnston (Editor) December 20, 2012 at 06:21 AM
It's my branch too Elizabeth! Thank you for the tip!
Michael L Markert December 21, 2012 at 04:23 AM
My branch, also. The team is very helpful and friendly, glad no one was hurt.


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