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Man who robbed Key Bank in Kirkland may have ties to Bothell theft

The FBI has released this photo of a man that robbed a Key Bank in Kirkland. Police believe the man could be linked to six other bank robberies in the area, including one in Bothell. - Courtesy photo
The FBI has released this photo of a man that robbed a Key Bank in Kirkland. Police believe the man could be linked to six other bank robberies in the area, including one in Bothell.
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Kirkland police officers and the FBI responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Key Bank on Juanita Drive at approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning in the Juanita neighborhood.

Police used K9 tracking dogs, but the suspect got away on foot.

"He may have had a car in the area," said Kirkland Police Lt. Mike Murray. "He didn't show a weapon and just passed a note. Then he just walked out calm as can be."

Murray added that the man did say he had a weapon.

According to the FBI, that the man is in his early 30s to 40s, 5-feet-10 to 6 feet tall, with a medium build at approximately 150-180 pounds.

The profile of the robbery matches six other unsolved bank robberies in the area, Murray added.

Those robberies were: Jan. 10 at Opus Bank in Shoreline; Feb. 13 at Key Bank in Bellevue; March 20 at Union Bank in Bothell; and April 19 at the Bank of Washington in Lynnwood.

Anyone with information on the robberies or the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest and charge.

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