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Local law enforcement agencies collaborate to identify bank robber
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), six Mason County Sheriff’s investigators the Port Angeles Police Department, the Shelton Police Department and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office are now working to find the man responsible for robbing the Allyn branch of Kitsap Bank three separate times.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is investigating three bank robberies that occurred on Monday Feb. 1st, Thursday Feb. 25th and Thursday July 29, 2010, all believed to be the work of one suspect.
The first robbery, witnesses told authorities that a lone white male walked into the bank armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. One witness reported seeing the dye pack explode and pink smoke emanating from the front of the suspect as he fled.
The second robbery, the same suspect entered the bank, but no weapon was reported but the suspect did threaten a teller and forced her to walk with him out of the bank.
In the third robbery, the suspect forced his way into the bank and demanded money.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s, between 5’-10” & 6’-02”.
If anyone has knowledge of the identity of the suspect and/or his whereabouts, please call Detective William Philpott at (360)427-9670, Ext. 324, (360)427-7761 or 911.