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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 with 3 Comments »
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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  1. notimetobleed says:

    Bank Robber Item Checklist:

    Wallet: Check – (The teller might want to see ID)
    Napkins: Check – (might come in handy)
    Rock: Check – (got to have me a rock)
    Partial Roll of quarters: Check (love that pinball)
    Cash in Pocket: Check (Got Cash in pocket, got bottle and I’m gonna use it….)

  2. Regfool2 says:

    I had a bad day too. But I opted for a nap. Seems like a more constructive solution…

  3. I was standing outside the Bank of America waiting to use the ATM when this guy came out. He was so strange looking and acting weird that I was instantly suspicious & wary. He had a huge scruffy beard, a big floppy fishing-type hat, and a backpack. 3 things that make bank tellers nervous. He was not running, but was walking fast and kept looking back over his shoulder, then would take a couple of quick jogging steps, then look back again. I think he thought he could get away and not draw any attention to himself once he was outside the bank. Then the lady from the bank came out and was watching and following him to see where he was going until the police showed up. Just seconds later there were tons of cop cars and motorcycle cops all over the area, blocking the street and surrounding him.
    I had almost gone inside the bank to make a withdrawl but instead chose to use the ATM outside. I’m glad I did, because she locked up the doors after the police got there and I would have been stuck inside.
    What an eventful trip to the bank that day! :-)

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