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Serial bank robber sought in Pierce County

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm |
April 5, 2013 5:19 pm

strohmetzAuthorities are searching for a 45-year-old man suspected of robbing four Pierce County banks in a week.

Multiple warrants have been issued for Richard Strohmetz, who is also wanted for violating federal probation for bank robbery.

He is considered dangerous, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

Strohmetz is white, 5-feet-8 and 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

He is accused of holding up an Umpquah Bank branch in Spanaway March 29; a Wells Fargo bank branch in Tacoma Saturday; a Twin Star Credit Union in Parkland Monday; and the same Wells Fargo bank branch in Tacoma Thursday.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to Strohmetz’s arrest and charging. Callers can remain anonymous. Anyone with information is asked to call 253-591-5959.

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