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Tacoma police have one in custody after two banks robbed on Sixth Avenue

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm with 11 Comments »
June 11, 2012 2:40 pm

Tacoma police are investigating two bank robberies five minutes apart on Sixth Avenue this afternoon.

Officers have arrested one man and suspect he robbed both banks, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The first heist was reported at 1:26 p.m. The man walked into Chase Bank, 6616 Sixth Ave.,  and implied he had a weapon. He got an undisclosed amount of cash and left.

Five minutes later, a robbery was reported at Bank of America at 6510 Sixth Ave.

The suspect was seen walking on Sixth Avenue. Officers captured him a few businesses down, Fulghum said.

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  1. PTGranny says:

    Sounds like this guy needs to be on the next episode of “America’s Dumbest Criminals!” Good job TPD!!

  2. Regfool2 says:

    Yay TPD! EXCELLENT!

  3. gonefishin69690 says:

    Watched this as it happened, and I must say, TPD Swooped in very quickly, and were EVERYWHERE within seconds, covering neighboring parking lots, etc. Great job TPD!!!!

  4. whatthehell says:

    good to see somone take the inititative and find themselfs a job

  5. That robber is an idiot. Yeesh….bank robbers are idiots anyway…but he takes the cake! Did he not think that the cops would be there that quickly or something? Good job to TPD.

  6. skippythedog says:

    Good way to get a couple of years worth of room, board and medical till the economy improves.

  7. Mdugg253 says:

    actually this was pulled off successfully last week in new york city, but by a smarter criminal that planned it out a lot longer than then this guy.mr nyc pulled off 3 banks in just under 60 minutes on the same 3mile stretch of street. and so far got away with it. this was an idiotic copycat attempt. tacoma’s finest

  8. Kevindot1 says:

    Awesome work, TPD!!

  9. BigSwingingRichard says:

    It’s good they caught them before they tried to rob the Coverleaf.

  10. Well in NYC you could blend into a crowd afterward. On the West End of 6th Ave it’s a sea of parking lots, you kind of stick out just a little trying to walk down the street casually after robbing a bank.

  11. justridin says:

    Ya… they are rite on it in the hoods with all the dog nut shops…..they truly do take care of their own…. good job t p d

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