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UPDATED: South End bank robbed, two in custody after search

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
November 16, 2011 5:49 am

UPDATED at 2:40 p.m. Tacoma police report they have arrested the suspected bank robber and his getaway driver. Officers and a police dog found the two.

ORIGINAL POST:

Tacoma police are searching for a bank robber in the South End.

The Columbia Bank at 201 S. 84th St. was robbed just before 1:30 p.m., Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The robber, described as a white man wearing a white hat and white jacket or pullover, demanded cash. He did not display a gun.

After getting money, the robber fled.

Officers were chasing a green Honda that might have been involved in the robbery. The car crashed a short distance away, Fulghum said.

Two men reportedly ran from the car in the area of East 63rd and East F streets, Fulghum said. One has been arrested.

Sheridan Elementary School and Concordia Lutheran School have been advised of the police activity.

We will update this post when more information becomes available.

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