Sheriff looking for North Bend bank robber who's armed, dangerous
July 13, 2012 · 5:12 PM
The King County Sheriff's Office is looking for any information about a man armed with an AK-style assault rifle who robbed the Chase Bank branch in North Bend on July 6.
He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash in the robbery right at closing time, 6 p.m. He is considered armed and dangerous.
According to the Sheriff's Office, he had a deep loud voice with no obvious accent. He threatened to shoot tellers if they did not hurry.
The suspect parked his vehicle directly in front of the bank, making no attempt to hide it, according to investigators. The vehicle is described as a reddish-orange, very dirty/dusty, Jeep (perhaps Liberty or Patriot). It may have out-of-state license plates with a prominent blue stripe across the top of the plates. The spare tire was rear-mounted and the cover may have a multi-colored design.
Detectives in King County and California see similarities to an unsolved California bank robberies from early 2012. That robber has been dubbed “The AK-47 Bandit." He shot a Chino Police Department patrol officer who had responded to the robbery.
Forward any information to King County detective Mike Mellis at 206-263-2086 or call 911.