The FBI today announced a reward of up to $5000 for the capture of the "Tour de Banks Robber" wanted in connection with seven local bank robberies, .
The FBI, the King County Sheriff's Office, the Bothell Police Department and the Monroe Police Department have all joined forces to capture the robber.
The string of bank robberies first began in Bothell on January 30, and the most recent robbery was in Monroe on July 30.
The FBI describe the suspect as wearing a black, full-face ski mask, gloves, a dark baseball cap or hoodie, and a dark long sleeve sweatshirt or zip-up. During the robberies the suspect has been armed with a handgun or a knife. The FBI said that after most of the robberies the suspect has been seen fleeing on bicycle.
The "Tour de Banks Robber" is wanted for his alleged involvement in at least seven armed bank robberies:
January 30, 2012 – Key Bank, Bothell, WA
May 2, 2012 – Key Bank, Woodinville, WA
June 26, 2012 – Union Bank, Woodinville, WA
July 5, 2012 – Key Bank, Bothell, WA
July 6, 2012 – Bank of America, Woodinville, WA
July 23, 2012 – US Bank, Bothell, WA
July 30, 2012 – Washington Federal, Monroe, WA
Police consider the "Tour de Banks Robber" to be armed and dangerous and warn that anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the "Tour de Banks Robber" should refrain from approaching the suspect and urge them to contact law enforcement immediately.
Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call the local law enforcement agency investigating the case:
King County Sheriff’s Office: 206-296-3311
Bothell Police Department: 425-486-1254
Monroe Police Department: 360-794-6300 or anonymous tip line 360-863-6300
Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive an additional cash reward of $1000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the individual(s) involved. (To be eligible for the Crime Stoppers reward, a person must provide the information through Crime Stoppers.)
--Information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.