May 19, 2010 in City

Suspect sought in bank robbery

From Staff Reports
Christopher Anderson photo Sheriff’s deputies and the FBI converge on the Chase Bank on East 57th Avenue in Spokane on Tuesday.
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Authorities were searching Tuesday for a man who robbed a south Spokane bank, holding a bank employee to the ground at gunpoint.

The man walked into the Chase Bank branch at 3007 E. 57th Ave. about 6 p.m. and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Sgt. Dave Reagan, Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

No one was hurt in the heist. The suspect was described as white, 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He may have been wearing a full-face motorcycle helmet and gloves, Reagan said.

He was carrying a dull-black semi-automatic pistol.

The FBI assumed the lead in the investigation, Reagan said. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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