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Police: Tacoma bank robber arrested on mountain bike

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm with 6 Comments »
July 24, 2012 2:24 pm

A 45-year-old Tacoma man was arrested Monday after allegedly holding up a Key Bank branch.

The robber walked into the bank at 2633 N. Pearl St. about 4 p.m., approached a teller and demanded money. After receiving cash, he fled south on a mountain bike.

Officers responded within three minutes and found him pedaling south on N. Pearl Street, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The money was recovered.

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  1. assinine says:

    Wow another criminal ties to make a fast getaway. I guess that’s why they make the list for dumb criminals, must be an honor among thieves……

  2. hultmale says:

    Sounds like someone wanted a free roof over their head and three square meals.

  3. drkracker151 says:

    I seen the guy get taken down in front of starbucks and was wondering what was up. Guy jumped off the bike for the ground when the cop pulled out his weapon. I was starting to think maybe it was because he didn’t signal pulling into the parking lot.

  4. It’s easier to get 20 pounds of groceries home on the handlebars
    of your mountain bike but you have to pay the pretty cashier
    70 dollars … and use a grocery store.

  5. Regfool2 says:

    I just had a mental picture of Mr. Bean….

  6. rosehaven says:

    Old enough to know better.

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