Redmond police and three other agencies working to catch 'Duct Tape Bandit;' up to $8,000 reward being offered
August 21, 2012 · 3:17 PM
With four banks robbed in less than three months, the Edmonds, Poulsbo, Redmond and Stanwood police departments are collaborating to "stick it" to a bank robber dubbed the "Duct Tape Bandit" and are asking the community for help.
A reward of up to $8,000 is being offered for any tips that lead to an arrest and charging of the suspect.
The male suspect robbed the following banks on the following dates:
- Whidbey Island Bank in Stanwood on May 24
- Key Bank in Poulsbo on June 7
- Wells Fargo in Edmonds on June 20
- First Citizens Bank in Redmond on Aug. 8
In all four robberies, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money that he put into a white cloth bag. He assaulted a customer and employee in Stanwood.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20s with short, light brown hair, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and a think to medium build. He has also been seen wearing black tape over his nose and may have a tattoo on the inside of his left leg.
Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible to receive a cash reward of $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest and charges of this suspect. Wells Fargo is offering an additional cash reward of up to $5,000 and First Citizens Bank is offering up to $,2000 if the information leads to a capture and conviction of the suspect.