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Man charged with two bank robberies on Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
June 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a man with trying to hold up two Tacoma banks on Sixth Avenue within five minutes.

William Dennis Marsh, 51, faces one count of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree attempted robbery.

According to charging documents:

Marsh entered Chase Bank, 6616 Sixth Ave., Monday afternoon and handed a teller a note demanding money.

He “stated he was having a bad day and that (the teller) should not make it worse,” documents state.

Marsh left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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

Marsh fled that bank branch without any money and was soon arrested at a nearby restaurant. Officers who searched him found a wallet, napkins, a rock, a partial roll of quarters and cash in his pockets.

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