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“Tour de Banks” robber hits Mill Creek bank

Tour de Banks bankrobber arrested.
"Tour de Banks" robber arrested

October 13, 2012 Update:

According to Rikki King of the Everett Herald, the Tour de Banks robber was arrested near his home in south Snohomish County yesterday, "as a result of a collaborative investigation between the King County Sheriff's Office, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force; and detectives from Bothell, Monroe, Arlington and Mill Creek."

'Tour de Banks' robbery suspect arrested

September 14, 2012 story:

According to Officer Ian Durkee, the Mill Creek Police Department’s Public Information Officer, an armed man known as the “Tour de Banks” bank robber hit the Whidbey Island Bank on 132nd Street SE on Tuesday, September 12th.

Durkee reported, “A man entered the bank wearing a mask and displaying a handgun. He took cash, placed it into a backpack, and fled. He was last seen riding away from the bank on a bicycle.”

“Everett Police officers, Snohomish County Sheriffs deputies, and a Lynnwood Police K-9 team also assisted our officers in this investigation.”

“The Lynnwood K-9 team conducted a search for the man but did not locate him. No customers were inside the bank at the time of the robbery, and no one was injured.”

“The man is described as an unknown race male, twenty-five to thirty-five years of age, 5'6" to 5'11", and 150 to 185 pounds.”

“This subject is known by the FBI as the ‘Tour de Banks Robber’ based on his use of a bicycle during the commission of his crimes. He is responsible for a series of bank robberies in King and Snohomish Counties.”

“A $6,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is being offered by Crime Stoppers. A $5,000 reward is also being offered by the FBI.”

“Mill Creek Police detectives and the FBI are investigating the case.”

Anyone with information can call Mill Creek Police at 425-921-5704 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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