July 29, 2010 in City

Robbery blamed on cycling perpetrator

 

A masked gunman believed to have robbed five banks since December may have struck again Wednesday.

The noon-hour armed robbery at the Indian Trail branch of the Spokane Teachers Credit Union is similar to other heists attributed to a man who usually flees on a bicycle, which employees said happened Wednesday.

“It’s likely to be the same individual, although we are still actively investigating,” said FBI supervisory senior resident agent Frank Harrill.

The suspected serial robber last struck May 25 at US Bank, 621 E. 30th Ave., about 11:30 a.m. He’s believed responsible for robberies Dec. 22 at Sterling Savings Bank, 3000 S. Grand Blvd.; Feb. 13 and April 19 at Chase Bank, 2215 W. Northwest Blvd., and May 18 at Chase Bank, 3007 E. 57th Ave.

The robber is described as white, 6 feet tall, in his 30s with a thin-to-medium build and fair complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s Spokane office at (509) 747-5195, ext. 2. If it’s after hours, call (206) 622-0460.


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