Bothell police arrest “Tour de Banks” robber

A 30 year old Bothell man suspected of numerous bank robberies, and dubbed the “Tour de Banks” robber was arrested Friday near his home in Bothell. He got the nickname from the fact that he fled the bank robberies on a bicycle.

The arrest was the result of an extensive collaborative effort between the King County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and detectives from Bothell, Monroe, Arlington and Mill Creek Police Departments.

“A serial bank robbery is a giant threat to public safety and it is great to see all of our agencies working together to put him away,” said King County Sheriff Steve Strachan.

Detectives said they watched the man’s house early this morning and arrested him as he drove from his home in the 20300 block of 124 Ave. N.E. around 8 a.m.

“This was an excellent resolution to a very dangerous threat and shows what can be accomplished with strong partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and the FBI,” said Bothell Chief Carol Cummings.

After the arrest detectives served search warrants on the man’s Bothell home and an adult family home he owns in the 21100 block of 46 Ave. S.E. in Snohomish County.


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