Federal Way Police searching for bank robbery suspect

The Federal Way Police Department is located at 33325 8th Ave. S. Call (253) 835-6700. - Courtesy photo
The Federal Way Police Department is located at 33325 8th Ave. S. Call (253) 835-6700.
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An unknown suspect is wanted for robbing the Federal Way Heritage Bank and fleeing on foot Tuesday.

The crime took place Tuesday at about 4:45 p.m. at the bank located at 32303 Pacific Highway South. The suspect was able to make off with approximately $3,370 from one of the bank tellers, according to the Federal Way police report.

The suspect wore a “blue baseball cap, blue ski jacket, blue jeans and gloves.” According to the teller, the suspect “passed (the teller) a lengthy note written on a crumpled piece of white paper written in black Sharpie pen or black ink,” the report continues.

The note instructed the teller to give the suspect “fifties and one hundred dollar bills, no dye packs,” and the word “gun” was also written on the note.

The teller complied with the note, putting $50 and $100 bills on the counter for the suspect. The suspect then instructed her to give him $20 bills as well. According to information provided by Federal Way police, the “suspect took time to put the bills neatly together and then fold the bills in half, saying ‘Thank you’ to (the teller).”

The suspect was described as an African American male, light-skinned with a five-o-clock shadow and slender build. Witnesses said the suspect was above 5-feet, 11-inches tall to about 6 feet, 11 inches.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Federal Way Police Department at (253) 835-6700.


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