Banner Bank robbery investigation continues

By Wendy Giroux

The suspect from the Feb. 14 robbery of Banner Bank remains at large, and the FBI's Violent Crimes Taskforce continues to investigate.

The robbery has not been linked to any other robberies in the greater Seattle area, said Robbie Burroughs, FBI spokeswoman.

At about 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, a man walked into the bank at 2918 78th Ave. S.E. and handed a teller a note that stated he was robbing them, according to a police report. He told the teller to give him the money, stated, ``No dye packs,'' and kept repeating ``You have 20 seconds,'' witnesses said.

The suspect asked for his note back and told the woman that if she called police, the building would blow up. He left with about $550, according to a police report.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the FBI at 206-622-0460 or Mercer Island police at 236-3500.

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