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Suspect sought in bank robbery

Wed., May 19, 2010

chrisa@spokesman.com Sheriff’s deputies and the FBI converge on the Chase Bank on East 57th Avenue in Spokane on Tuesday. (Christopher Anderson)
chrisa@spokesman.com Sheriff’s deputies and the FBI converge on the Chase Bank on East 57th Avenue in Spokane on Tuesday. (Christopher Anderson)

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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