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Armed Robber Hits Kirkland Bank, Escapes on Foot

A white male between 30 and 40 years of age robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Juanita Village at about 5:30 p.m Wednesday, according to Kirkland police.

A man armed with a handgun robbed the Juanita Branch of the Wells Fargo Bank in Kirkland Wednesday at about 5:30 p.m. and escaped on foot despite a search by a K-9 unit, Kirkland police are reporting.

A suspect described as a white male 30 to 40 years old wearing a black half-mask pulled up over his mouth and nose along with a blue hooded jacket entered the bank when several employees and customers were present, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to a Kirkland Police Department press release.

No one was injured.

The man was reported to have blue eyes, light colored eyebrows, and carried a black bag. He is described as approximately 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He left on foot but could not be found.

Officers were on the scene in within 90 seconds of being called, the news release said. A K-9 unit was called in but could not locate the suspect, and the investigation continues.

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