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Pierce County deputies looking for suspected bank robber

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm with 2 Comments »
June 1, 2011 2:48 pm
Man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch Tuesday, May 31/Courtesy of PCSO

Pierce County sheriff’s investigators are searching for a man who robbed a South Hill bank branch Tuesday afternoon while wearing a cowboy hat and sunglasses.

The man carried a bag and walked into Wells Fargo, 15806 Meridian Ave. E., at 4:50 p.m. He went up to the counter and handed the tellers a note that demanded cash. The note also threatened violence, deputies reported.

Man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch Tuesday, May 31/Courtesy of PCSO

The robber put an undisclosed amount of cash into the bag and left the bank. He got into a dirty, light-colored car that was waiting outside. An unidentified woman was driving, deputies reported.

Witnesses described the robber as white, in his 50s and 5 feet 7 with a slender build. He had gray hair and wore a black cowboy hat, sunglasses, blue jeans and a black-and-silver jacket. The jacket featured the words “New York” in silver lettering across the chest, deputies reported.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the bank heist. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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  1. Soundlife says:

    That’s a pretty good picture and he sure doesn’t look too bright.
    Bet they have him in irons by the end of the week

  2. So you were right about him being behind the irons before the end of the week. He wasnt the brightest beings he is locked up and didnt even get away with the money,he dropped the bag in the parking lot. Who was the get away driver not much brighter beings they seen the car they were driving and it was a women! So no arrest were made on the get away driver? Thats odd!

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