Everett bank robber arrested moments after hold up

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Everett, WA – Just before 1:00 p.m. on December 3rd, officers were dispatched to a bank in the 6700 block of Evergreen Way when an employee reported a man just robbed the bank. Nearby officers immediately set up containment as the suspect was believed to be running from the business on foot. Employees told officers the suspect entered the bank, believed he had a weapon, and gave an undisclosed amount of cash before he left northbound on Evergreen Way. Employees also provided a detailed description of the suspect which was augmented with video surveillance footage.

As additional officers arrived in the area, they detained a male in the 6500 block of Fleming St who was wearing clothing similar to what the bank robber wore. Additional video surveillance photos showed the male also had identical shoes. Officers developed probable cause to arrest and book the 46-year-old male into Snohomish County Jail on robbery charges.
Officers used electronic surveillance and a K-9 track to locate the cash bag used in the robbery.

No injuries were reported during the incident which remains under investigation.

The apprehension was due to a quick response by patrol units and officers from the Traffic Safety Unit, Gang Response Unit, Anti-Crime Team, Downtown Bicycle Unit, School Resource Officers, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department K-9.