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Bank robbery duo hits FWay

By ERICA HALL

Staff writer

The Columbia Bank in Federal Way was robbed last Wednesday morning, and police are hoping someone will come up with a lead on the unidentified robbers before they hit again.

FBI spokeswoman Robbie Burroughs said agents believe the couple might be the culprits behind several bank robberies in South King County.

Burroughs said the couple walked into the bank, located at 33370 Pacific Highway S., and the female, described as black, 5 feet, 7 inches and 160 pounds, wearing a black and red wig, a black knit hat, sunglasses, a dark jacket and a brown suede glove on her right hand, approached a teller and handed over a note.

The male bank robber, described as black, 6 feet, 2 inches, 150 pounds, thin build, wearing a red wig, a black Raiders cap, sunglasses and a dark jacket, approached a separate teller and said to put money in a bag.

The teller put an undisclosed amount of money into a white grocery bag and the couple left at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Another person was walking into the bank as the couple was exiting and the man indicated that he had a gun under his jacket, but no witness actually saw a gun, Burroughs said.

Burroughs said witnesses told police the couple left the bank in a red Chrysler Concord.

Based on the description of the suspects, that they work in a pair and wear disguises, FBI agents think they might be responsible for several bank robberies in South King County.

Anyone who spots the suspected bank robbers or the car is asked to call 911.

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