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Police seek robber caught on tape

The Port Orchard Police department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing the U.S. bank satellite branch in the Albertsons grocery store at 370 Sedgwick Drive late Tuesday afternoon.

According to the police incident report, a 27-year-old employee at the bank called 911 shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday to report that a man in his early 60s approached his desk and asked if it was too late to open an account.

When the man sat down, however, the clerk said the suspect pulled out a note and held it up for the clerk to read.

According to the clerk, the note said: “This is a holdup,” and requested a certain amount of 100- and 50-dollar bills with no dye packs. It ended with “I’m prepared to die today.”

The suspect also gave very specific instructions about which bills he was to be given and from where. When the suspect was given the money and prepared to leave, the clerk said he said “Don’t follow me. I’m ready to die today — are you?”

According to the responding officers, at least one print was lifted from the desktop where the suspect had reportedly been sitting.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 60s, between five-feet, five-inches and five-feet, seven-inches tall and between 175 to 190 pounds.

He was wearing a blue baseball cap worn backwards, a blue polo shirt with blue and white stripes, a blue windbreaker jacket and tan pants.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Port Orchard Police Department at 876-1700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-274-6313.

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