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FBI Offers Reward for Capture of Tour de Banks Robber

FBI Seattle August 02, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Ayn Dietrich-Williams (206) 622-0460

The FBI, King County Sheriff’s Office, Bothell Police Department, and Monroe Police Department are multiplying forces in a concerted investigation of the suspect known as the “Tour de Banks Robber.”

The unidentified armed bank robber is now linked to seven bank robberies, the most recent of which occurred in Monroe, Washington, on July 30, 2012. After most of the robberies, the Tour de Banks Robber left the scene riding a bicycle.

The departments continue to seek public assistance, with the FBI now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest(s) of the individual(s) responsible for these robberies.

The suspect, pictured below, wears a black, full-face ski mask and covers the rest of his appearance with gloves; a dark baseball cap or hooded shirt; and a dark, long-sleeved sweatshirt or zip-up. During the robberies, the suspect has been armed with a handgun or a knife.

Tour de Banks Robber July6

The Tour de Banks Robber is wanted for his alleged involvement in at least seven armed bank robberies:

  • January 30, 2012—Key Bank, Bothell, Washington
  • May 2, 2012—Key Bank, Woodinville, Washington
  • June 26, 2012—Union Bank, Woodinville, Washington
  • July 5, 2012—Key Bank, Bothell, Washington
  • July 6, 2012—Bank of America, Woodinville, Washington
  • July 23, 2012—U.S. Bank, Bothell, Washington
  • July 30, 2012—Washington Federal, Monroe, Washington

The Tour de Banks Robber is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the Tour de Banks Robber should refrain from approaching the suspect and is urged 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 $1,000 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.)

For more information about the reward or robberies, please contact the relevant public information officer:

FBI: Ayn Sandalo Dietrich: 206-262-2390

KCSO: Sgt. Cindi West: 206-255-0778

BPD: Det. Sgt. Elmer Brown: 425-487-5141

MPD: Director Debbie Willis: 360-863-4579

Resources:

- Photos and descriptions from Crime Stoppers
- FBI wanted poster