Bicycle Bank Robber Strikes Cottage Lake Bank in Woodinville

A bank robber who got away on a bike hit the Bank of America in Cottage Lake on July 6; law enforcement thinks it may be the same suspect who robbed other area banks.


A bank robber, who escaped on his bicycle, hit the on July 6. King County Sheriffs think it is the same thief wanted in three other bank robberies where a bike was used as the getaway vehicle.

Shortly after noon on July 6, a man entered the bank at 19160 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road wearing a black baseball cap, black ski mask and a zipped sweat jacket and approached a teller armed with a gun and told her he would shoot if she didn’t give him money. He left the bank and got away on his bicycle, heading westbound, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect is described as male, in his late 20s or early 30s and he has a slight accent described as European, according to Sgt. Cindi West, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. His jacket was gray with a collar and thin horizontal stripes across the chest, and he wore grey gloves. He was also carrying a black backpack.

The same suspect is wanted for questioning in the following robberies:

On June 26, at about noon at at 17922 140th AV NE in Woodinville. That back was robbed by a suspect with the same disguise and he fled on a bike.

On May 2, at 9:30 a.m. at at 14040 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville was robbed by a similarly disguised male who fled on a blue bicycle.

Two unsolved robberies of Key Banks in Woodinville and Juanita in 2010 were also by a similarly disguised suspect who fled on BMX bikes.

Ron Olson July 26, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Post a pic of the robber.
Annie Archer July 26, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I cannot because law enforcement has not released a photo.
Ron Olson August 01, 2012 at 08:53 PM
After robbing this many local banks it's time to get help from the public. Ask for a picture.


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