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Police ask for help to find suspected Tacoma bank robber

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
June 11, 2013 5:30 pm
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers photo
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers photo

Tacoma police are asking for the public’s help to find a man suspected of robbing a bank with a cardboard note last month.

Ronald Perozzo, 50, is suspected of robbing a Key Bank about 4 p.m. May 6 in the 8400 block of Pacific Avenue by handing a robbery note to a teller that was written on a piece of cardboard, according to police.

His hair and mustache might have been dyed black or shaved at the time of the robbery to conceal his identity, officers said.

He is 6 foot 1 and 190 pounds.

A warrant has been issued for Perozzo’s arrest. He’s charged with first-degree robbery.

According to charging papers, the cardboard note said “20s, 50s, 100s, No dye pack!!!”

The records show that Perozzo’s member card was used at a local Casino the next day, and that the teller identified the suspect from photo montages.

A black bag with a twenty dollar bill and at least one item from the bank was found about a block from the address listed for Perozzo, according to court documents.

Anyone with information about Perozzo’s whereabouts is asked to call the Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 253-591-5959. Information leading to an arrest and charges in Crime Stoppers cases can earn a reward of up to $1,000.

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