Robbery suspect caught after fleeing Wells Fargo

On Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:15pm, Mercer Island Officers responded to a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo bank at 3001 78th Avenue S.E.

Bank personnel reported an African American male in his late 40s and early 50s, entered the bank, approached a bank teller, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The man fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident within minutes by Patrol Officers who were in the area when the robbery call came out. A sum of cash was found in the suspect’s pockets. Bank personnel were able to positively identify the suspect as the bank robber. Once the man was arrested, he told officers, “I didn’t think I was going to get away with it any way.”

No further information is available at this time.


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