Back in October, the Wells Fargo Bank on Queen Anne was robbed by a man wearing a Halloween mask. Officers quickly arrested him. Unfortunately, the same bank has been robbed again, today, without such immediate results. The Queen Anne Wells Fargo Bank was robbed today, January 29th at about 10:30 a.m.
Seattle Police received a call about the robbery this morning at about 10:30 a.m. According to a KIRO 7 news report, a witness described the suspect as a red-headed white male with facial hair. He was wearing a trench coat.
“I was just getting cash out when the guy came up next to me,” witness Cristine Harris said to police investigating the scene. Harris told KIRO 7 that; “He pulled out a crumpled up piece of paper and handed it to the guy and said I want to cash this check. Then the guy just grabbed this huge stack of cash and handed it over to him.”
The man fled immediately after obtaining the cash, and SPD were unsuccessful in their attempts to locate the man after the robbery.
Harris didn’t see a weapon, but she did say she had immediately had a bad feeling about the suspect before the robbery occurred.
After being informed of the incident, local schools Coe Elementary, Queen Anne Elementary and John Hay Elementary were locked down for safety precautions, according to a KING5 report.
The FBI released surveillance photos this evening. Police are still looking for the suspect. He is described as being about 20-30 years of age, about 5’8” or 5’10”, thin, with red or auburn hair. He was wearing glasses and a long brown trench coat at the time of the robbery. Please contact police if you see the man or know anything about his whereabouts.
We will post any updates to this story as we hear them.
Featured photo from KIROTV.com, credit FBI.