UPDATE: Police investigating bank-robbery attempt north of Junction

(WSB photos by Christopher Boffoli)

12:48 PM: Thanks for the tips. Police are investigating a possible holdup/attempt at Washington Federal north of the Junction. More to come.

1:04 PM: WSB’s Christopher Boffoli reports that a K-9 unit is at the scene, searching for a suspect described as a white man around 40 years old, about 5’7″, dark curly hair that might have been a wig, wearing a Gap hoodie, armed with a handgun. The bank is currently closed.

ADDED TUESDAY NIGHT: At tonight’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting (separate report to come), we followed up with police. No arrest, but “lots of nice footage” of the suspect, we’re told. None of it public so far.

14 Replies to "UPDATE: Police investigating bank-robbery attempt north of Junction"

  • supernova72 May 16, 2017 (1:10 pm)

    Choppers overhead here near 3600 and 42nd Ave SW

  • Erithan May 16, 2017 (1:23 pm)

    Explains the helicopters. :(

  • DC May 16, 2017 (1:28 pm)

    Obviously it’s closed.

  • JanS May 16, 2017 (1:33 pm)

    was in the lobby of Swedish on Calif, saw the police fly by…knew you’d know  :D

  • Junction Lady May 16, 2017 (1:48 pm)

    I witnessed policeman with rifle pointing east, away from California Ave towards direction of dry cleaners/apartments, obviously looking for someone on foot…

  • IB May 16, 2017 (1:54 pm)

    Any updates from the past hour? The helicopter seems to be long gone.

  • CR May 16, 2017 (5:09 pm)

    Is this becoming so common place that we are done reporting on it by 1:04? No update, did they catch the person?  Seems odd not to see more updates from you!

    Thanks for all you do !


    • WSB May 16, 2017 (5:57 pm)

      There was nothing more to report. We are going to doublecheck with precinct leaders at WSCPC tonight re: whether the suspect was ever found.

    • Diane May 16, 2017 (11:08 pm)

      I felt same way; I was babysitting couple blocks away; kept checking to see if the guy was caught; without any more info, I was a bit afraid to take 3 yr old out for our walk

  • MarMar May 16, 2017 (6:29 pm)

    This is at least the third robbery or attempted in four years. 

  • Kadoo May 17, 2017 (9:44 am)

    Assuming he’s still at large?

    • WSB May 17, 2017 (9:56 am)

      See update above from last night.

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