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UPDATE: Another Kirkland Bank Robbed; 3 Hit Bridle Trails Wells Fargo

The FBI says the Bridle Trails Wells Fargo branch was robbed by three men Thursday morning. On Wednesday evening, a lone armed robber hit the Juanita Village Wells Fargo. The FBI does not believe the robberies are connected.

 

UPDATE, Dec. 20, 4:55 p.m.: Three men robbed the Bridle Trails Wells Fargo Bank late Thursday morning, says the FBI -- the second Wells Fargo branch robbed in Kirkland in two days. FBI spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich said authorities do not believe the robberies are connected.

Few details about the latest robbery have been revealed, but she said the three robbers Thursday did not show any weapon. “Two of them jumped over the teller’s desk,” she said.

All three wore baggy clothing head-to-toe and were wearing masks covering their faces.

On Wednesday night a lone gunman robbed the Juanita Village Wells Fargo, and he also had his face covered. The FBI released blurry photos of that robber Thursday afternoon (see that story by clicking here). But Dietrich said the two robberies do not appear to be related.

“We’re not working on an angle that they’re connected,” she said.

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Original story:

The Wells Fargo Bank in the Bridle Trails area was robbed late Thursday morning, the second robbery at a Wells Fargo branch in Kirkland in two days.

Kirkland Police Department Sgt. John Haslip confirmed that officers responded to a reported bank robbery at the Bridle Trails branch. He said the FBI is handling the investigation and all media inquiries.

A Kirkland Patch reader who lives in the neighborhood reported one or two helicopters circling the area sometime after 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

Kirkland Patch has calls and emails in to the Seattle office of the FBI and will update the post as details become available.

On Wednesday evening, an armed man robbed the Juanita Village Wells Fargo branch. See that story by clicking here.

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