Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Seattle bank robber claims he left bomb behind Staff

SEATTLE – Police shut down Fifth Avenue at Union Street in downtown Seattle after a bank robber said he left a bomb behind.

Police evacuated a Washington Mutual branch and sent in a robot after a bank robber left behind a threatening note.

The bomb squad did not find a threat.

The suspect robbed the bank on Fifth Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and got away on foot.

The suspect is still on the loose. He is described as a white male in his 30’s, 6-foot-4 and thin, with light brown hair, no facial hair or glasses. He was wearing a green sports jacket and a maroon tie.

No injuries were reported.

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