January 8, 1998 in Washington Voices

Man Robs Washington Trust Bank

By The Spokesman-Review

A man wearing a purple ski jacket robbed the Washington Trust Bank on North Pines Tuesday afternoon, escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash.

It was the third robbery of a Valley financial institution in two weeks, Sheriff’s officials said. A pair of men held up Horizon Credit Union on South Pines on Dec. 23. A single suspect robbed the Horizon Credit Union on North Mullan New Year’s Eve.

Tuesday’s robbery took place just after 1 p.m., when a white man in his 30s walked into the bank and demanded money. He said he had a weapon, but never showed one, deputies said. Witnesses described the suspect as 5-foot-10-inches tall, with short brown hair turning gray on the sides.

He left the bank, running east on Main. No arrests have been made.

, DataTimes

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