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UPDATED: Tacoma police searching for bank robbery suspect in South End

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 5, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
December 5, 2008 2:10 pm

Tacoma police were searching for a bank robber this afternoon after a takeover-style bank heist in the South End.

The robber reportedly entered the Key Bank branch at 8402 Pacific Ave. just before 1:30 p.m. and fired one shot into the air, Tacoma police spokeswoman Gretchen Aguirre said. No one was hit.

The robber ordered all the patrons and employees to the ground. He got an undisclosed amount of money and fled.

The robber wore a ski mask during the heist. Officers found the ski mask nearby, Aguirre said.

The robber was described as a black man and 6 foot to 6 feet 2 with a medium build. In addition to the ski mask, he wore a black puffy jacket, black pants and black shoes. He was carrying a black backpack, Aguirre said.

No arrest has been reported.

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