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Posted on: July 18, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Summertime Heat Robber: Help Police Find Robbery Suspect

Summertime Heat Robber

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force now believes the Summertime Heat Robber may be responsible for three bank robberies in Issaquah:

• Feb. 22, 2014, approximately 10:45 a.m. – KeyBank

• June 25, 2014, approximately 12:15 p.m. – KeyBank

• July 11, 2014, approximately 2 p.m. – KeyBank

Further investigation led the task force to revise its consideration of a connection between the subject and a June 21, 2014, Des Moines robbery, while identifying two other robberies as possibly connected.

Witnesses describe the robber as a white male, between 5-feet, 8-inches and 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with thin, dark hair.

During each robbery, he’s worn black sunglasses and a baseball cap, which led investigators to give him a nickname that acknowledges the robber’s penchant for sun protection. He’s also worn different hooded sweatshirts, and a scarf over his face in two robberies.

The suspect made physical threats and, on one occasion, implied that he had a weapon. During the July robbery, he knocked over a security guard on the way out the bank. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the suspected robber should refrain from approaching him and is urged to contact law enforcement immediately.

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved.

Callers may also contact task force officer Detective Steve Hoover at 425-452-7868.

The task force includes members from the FBI, Bellevue Police Department, Auburn Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Office and Seattle Police Department.