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Police seek robber who held up bank in Puyallup

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Dec. 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
December 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Puyallup police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the masked man who robbed a Heritage Bank branch last week.

The man entered the bank, 4627 S. Meridian St. SE, about 5:10 p.m. Dec. 21 and demanded $10,000 from two bank tellers. He indicated he had a bomb and pulled out what appeared to be a remote control for a toy car, Capt. Scott Engle said.

The robber fled with an unknown amount of money after throwing the remote control at a teller and dropping his backpack. The remote had a note attached saying there was not actually a bomb.

Witnesses saw him ride away on a mountain bike heading south on S. Meridian. No explosive was found inside the backpack, and no customers were inside the bank at the time of the holdup.

The robber is described as white, 6-feet to 6-foot-3 with a heavy build. He was wearing black gloves, a black coat and a black knit cap over his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Puyallup Police Department tip line at 253-770-3343.

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