Follow-up: Westwood WaMu drive-thru bank-robber description


Just checked with Seattle FBI spokesperson Robbie Burroughs to see if there are any photos of the Westwood Village WaMu drive-thru robber from yesterday — no pix, but the description of the robber (and vehicle) has been refined; here’s the latest:

What we know now is that an older white female dressed in black clothing, dark sunglasses, a fake beard and possibly a wig, robbed the Washington Mutual Bank drive-thru window just before 1pm. She passed a note to the teller saying there was a bomb planted in the bank that would go off in 90 seconds if she was not given money. The teller complied and the robber drove off. Her vehicle was described as a Jeep type SUV, burgundy in color. The exact plate # is not known but a witness saw a 4×4 inch sticker of a Boston Terrier on a window on the driver’s side of the vehicle toward the back of the car. No photos of the robber were obtained. She is still at large.

8 Replies to "Follow-up: Westwood WaMu drive-thru bank-robber description"

  • changingtimes July 10, 2008 (3:07 pm)

    does anyone know how much she made off with?

  • WSB July 10, 2008 (3:11 pm)

    That sort of info generally is not released. It was something of an anomaly that it was made public in the case from last week – police reports and charging papers are often where it comes to light, if at all, and too soon to see the report from yesterday.

  • Bikefor1 July 10, 2008 (3:50 pm)

    How can they not have cameras for the drive thru windows???

  • amused July 10, 2008 (10:22 pm)

    Inside job?

  • woof July 11, 2008 (8:17 am)

    Inside job? Not likely. Why the heck cant the SPD catch thses people????? Seems they never get their man so to speak. The bank teller must have called 911 very soon after the drive away…..where were all the cops? How far could they have been away. My goodness maybe more should be hired. It is embarressing isnt it?

  • sls July 11, 2008 (3:22 pm)

    The SPD is either in trouble for pursuing criminals or for not pursuing them. They got their men in the bank robbery last week and got grief for pursuing them and aiming guns at them. These guys can never win.

  • Sarah July 11, 2008 (3:25 pm)

    OMG that is so scary! Thanks for sharing!

  • WSB July 11, 2008 (8:52 pm)

    Adding a comment we just received by phone from someone who was having trouble posting: Her son was in the bank when the robbery happened, and she says there’s just one thing she has to say: “Thank God everyone is all right!”

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