WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Bank robbery at Westwood Village

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11:49 AM: Thanks for the tips. Seattle Police are investigating a robbery at the Westwood Village Chase Bank. Investigators were all inside the bank when we went over to try to find out more, so we weren’t able to talk with anyone, but it was dispatched about an hour ago as a “robbery at gunpoint,” involving two robbers; the gun was implied but not seen. No injuries reported. The bank is still closed while the investigation continues. We’re still listening to archived audio for description information.

12:07 PM: Officers told dispatch that the robbers were seen getting away in a silver sedan, likely a mid-2000s Mercedes “S or E class” linked to other robberies. They were described as 20ish Black men, one clothed partly in black and one clothed partly in orange; the car, with no rear plate, was last seen headed northbound on 29th SW from Barton.

3:02 PM: A bit more information from the preliminary police summary – “The (robbers) handed the bank employee a note that requested money and threatened to shoot up the bank if their demands weren’t met. The bank employee gave (them) cash, and (they) left the bank and entered a vehicle that was near Roxhill Park. … The suspects in this robbery are possibly the same suspects from a Robbery that occurred later at a Chase Bank in Des Moines.”

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Bank robbery at Westwood Village"

  • Alki resident June 27, 2022 (12:45 pm)

    They’ll be clothed fully in orange soon

    • Buttercup June 27, 2022 (1:15 pm)

      We hope!

    • K June 27, 2022 (2:21 pm)

      With the judges we have, probably not.  (Sadly). 

    • Question Authority June 27, 2022 (2:25 pm)

      Hopefully a well dispersed dye pack as part of that new outfit choice, it’s all about contrasting colors.

  • Mj June 27, 2022 (3:05 pm)

    Bank robbery I believe is a Federal Crime, thus when the perps are caught they face a Federal Judge that hopefully will set a very very high bail!

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