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Bank Robber Flees After Man Jumps Him

Sat., May 17, 1997

Shots were fired Friday when a bank customer attempted to subdue an armed robber, but there were no injuries and the robber avoided capture.

Police said a man with a gun and a duffel bag entered the US Bank branch in West Seattle about 9:30 a.m. and demanded money. When a customer jumped the suspect, he began firing shots, police Sgt. Richard Duval said.

No one was hit, and the robber fled on foot.

Police say the robber in Friday’s incident is also a suspect in two earlier Seattle bank robberies.

Officials offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in Friday’s robbery.



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