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Police release video of Elephant Man Bandit, robbed Bothell bank

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is seeking information about a serial bank robber nicknamed the
The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is seeking information about a serial bank robber nicknamed the 'Elephant Man Bandit' for the material he wears over his head, with two eye holes.
— image credit: Courtesy Seattle Safe Streets Task Force

The King County Sheriff’s Office and F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected of committing three bank robberies during the month of July in north King County and Snohomish County. Police have released a video of the bank robber. The video is from most recent robbery that occurred in Shoreline on July 17

The suspect is wanted in connection with the following bank robberies:

• Friday, July 5th 3:33pm- Whidbey Island Bank located in the 20600 block of Bothell-Everett Hwy in Snohomish County.

• Friday, July 12th at 5:28pm- Banner Bank located in the 17500 block of 132 Ave NE in Woodinville.

• Wednesday, July 17th at 3:21pm- Whidbey Island Bank located in the 20300 block of Ballinger Way NE in Shoreline.

The suspect is described as a white male, late 40’s to early 50’s, 5 feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall, possibly with graying hair and scar texture on his face. He consistently wears dark shoes, dark dress slacks, and a long-sleeved collared blue or white shirt, while covering his head with a shirt or other material with two small eye holes. The suspect implies a weapon and is believed to flee the scene in a car.

The subject should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved.

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