Just as we were writing up the rollover collision this morning at 12th Ave NE and NE 75th St, followers on twitter started reporting from seven to nine Seattle Police patrol cars heading up east NE 75th St.
Sent at 11:25 AM:
@ravennablog 7 cruisers headed at top speed eastbound on 75th. :-/
— Sarah (@raintea) April 3, 2013
They were responding to a robbery at Key Bank at 35th Avenue NE and NE 73rd St. Again.
That makes the 5th bank robbery along 35th Ave NE in 6 months. 3 of them at Key Bank. Yes, there’s a guard on duty. ow.ly/jIokY
— WedgwoodCommCouncil (@WedgwoodCC) April 3, 2013
Good news is: A suspect was arrested in the University District, near 9th Avenue NE and NE 42nd Street.
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— Lacia Lynne Bailey (@GoatGuild) 2013年4月3日
UPDATE (12:01 PM): Update from the Seattle Police Department Blotter:
Just after 11:15 am, a masked man walked into the Key Bank at 73rd Avenue NE and NE 35th Street demanded money, and fled the bank.
Eighteen minutes later, police had tracked the suspect to the University District (using high-tech gadgets AND old-fashioned sleuthing!) and arrested him near NE 42nd and 9th Avenue NE after a brief foot chase.
Officers will likely be around the Wedgwood and University District scenes for some time as they search for evidence.
Suspect was described as a masked, white male, age 20-30, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and black and yellow shoes. He displayed a small gun at the bank before taking off.