Bank robber points gun at woman with 11-year-old son

Bank robber points gun at woman with 11-year-old son

Credit: Seattle Police Department

A masked man armed with a handgun robs a U.S. Bank in Seattle, Nov. 29, 2012. Police say the man pointed his gun at a customer who was there with her 11-year-old son.

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 30 at 8:00 AM

A suspected serial bank robber pointed a gun at a woman who was with her 11-year-old son at a Seattle bank Wednesday.

Seattle Police say the robbery at U.S. Bank on NE 87th Street and 35th Avenue NE in the Wedgwood neighborhood happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday.

SPD said the suspect walked into the bank with a handgun. He pointed the gun at the woman and told her to hand over her wallet. The suspect then went up to a teller, demanded money and then left.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6-feet 1-inch tall, 170 pounds. He was wearing a black rain jacket, black hood and a ski mask. Police believe he is responsible for several recent bank robberies in Seattle and Bellevue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5540.

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