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Stadium District bank robbed; bandit flees

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
November 27, 2009 2:16 pm
Submitted by reader Jason Cook
Submitted by reader Jason Cook

Tacoma police were searching for a man who robbed a Stadium District bank this afternoon.

The man entered the Columbia Bank, 601 N. First St., about 12:50 p.m. He implied he had a weapon and demanded cash from the branch, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The robber fled. He’s described as black, in his early 40s and 5 feet 11 with a slim build. He wore glasses, a black-and-red knit cap and black jacket with a red stripe.

A police dog responded to the scene and conducted a track. There are indications the bank robber left in a vehicle parked nearby, Fulghum said.

No arrest has been reported.

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