Search for bank robbery suspect continues

Bellevue police continue to search for a suspected bank robber who fled from 10300 Blk NE 10th St. just before 3:30 pm on December 21. The suspect entered the bank and gave the teller a note demanding cash. He fled in a black vehicle at a high rate of speed after police were called.  Officers were able to locate the car and attempted to pull it over, but the suspect fled, driving recklessly through the Wilburton neighborhood, then to Kelsey Creek.

The suspect ditched the vehicle in Kelsey Creek Park and ran away. Several dozen officers, K9 units, and a couple of unmanned aerial devices responded in the search. After several hours, the K9s lost the scent and suspended the search.

The suspect is described as a mixed-race male in his mid-20s, 6’2”, and a medium build. He entered the bank wearing a black mask, black shirt, yellow construction vest, and white gloves. He is suspected of previously robbing another Bellevue bank. He had indicated to the tellers that he had a weapon in prior robberies, although he’s never displayed one.

It is safe for community members to resume their normal activities as we do not believe he is in the area; we ask that you remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. You may call the police non-emergency number at 425-577-5656.  If it is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

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