West Seattle Crime Watch: KeyBank robber strikes again, in Burien

Remember the Junction KeyBank heist one month ago today? It’s believed the robber has struck again – and as this release from the King County Sheriff’s Office notes, they’re definitely thinking it might be a man disguising himself as a woman:

The Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Police, and the FBI are looking for what is possibly a male bank robber who disguises himself as a woman to rob banks—at least two so far.

The first robbery attributed to this suspect was on April 5th at the KeyBank, 4701 California Ave SW. The robber gave the teller demand note. No weapon was seen.

The second robbery was on April 28th at the Sterling Savings Bank in Burien, 224 SW 152nd. This time a note was also handed to the teller. But then the robber said there were “men who will hurt me” and that “she had kids”.

The teller did not hand over any money and believed the suspect was a woman. However detectives viewed surveillance video and came to the conclusion most likely “she” is actually a “he”.

The suspect is about 5’ 5” and 135 lbs. perhaps 40 to 50 years old. At the Sterling Bank his face appeared “bruised”. He/she wore a black hat, with a brim, yellow scarf, dark blazer jacket, black shirt, and black gloves.

Here’s a shot from the Burien heist.

Compare to a shot from April 5th in West Seattle:

Call 911 if you have any information about the robber – or, from our report last month: “Contact the FBI by telephone at (206) 622-0460, or e-mail at seattle.fbi@ic.fbi.gov.”

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: KeyBank robber strikes again, in Burien"

  • onceachef May 5, 2010 (11:30 am)

    Like I said in the first story…I told you it was a man!

  • KBear May 5, 2010 (11:40 am)

    NOW may we comment on the robber’s apparent gender? (With all due respect, of course.)

  • alki resident May 5, 2010 (11:58 am)

    I dont know any women that would dress like this,and Im sure he’ll be reading this and probably next robbery wear womens perfume and touch up the makeup a bit.Did he walk away from the burien one like last time or drive off this time?

  • t225 May 5, 2010 (12:34 pm)

    This new picture is much better then the first! Hope someone recognizes the person and turns them in!

  • newnative May 5, 2010 (12:34 pm)

    I see plenty of women who dress like that. I hope the question of gender roles isn’t hampering the investigation process too much. This could be a woman, it could be a disguise, it could be a cross-dresser, or a male to female transgendered person. either way, they are not making much money and walking away from their crimes.

  • Steph in WS May 5, 2010 (12:35 pm)

    I have seen plenty of real women look like this person. I don’t know how they can say this person is a man with hips and shoulders like that. Many women out there like that even closer to having ‘manly’ features woman’s clothes than this one. Whatever.

  • LMA May 5, 2010 (1:41 pm)

    Looks like that person has short hair , What color eyes and Hair? skin looks light dose the hair look dyed , why is this person is doing this?

  • Peter May 5, 2010 (2:18 pm)

    Shall we just call her Lola?

  • Lola May 5, 2010 (3:20 pm)

    I resent that comment!!!!!

  • austin May 6, 2010 (6:59 am)

    Why are the surveillance photos so bad?

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