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Man charged in Gig Harbor bank heist

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 28, 2010 at 8:44 am |
July 28, 2010 8:44 am

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 56-year-old man with robbing a Gig Harbor bank earlier this week.

One count of first-degree robbery was filed against Gary Lee King on Tuesday. He was arraigned Tuesday morning and remains in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

A man, later identified as King, entered the Kitsap Bank, 4714 Point Fosdick Dr., in Gig Harbor on Monday. He walked past an employee to the counter. The man held his right hand in his pocket as if he had a gun and handed the teller a note. The note indicated the man was armed and demanded cash.

King got money and fled the bank. Gig Harbor police and Pierce County sheriff’s deputies tracked down King and arrested him. Witnesses identified him as the bank robber.

Officers found $1,171.51 in King’s pockets and other items involved in the bank robbery.

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