By CARRIE WOOD
Police are searching for an armed suspect who in plain view robbed the Chase Bank in the Kingsgate neighborhood Monday and fled on foot.
Making no attempt to hide his face, the suspect passed a demand note to the bank teller and showed that he was armed with a knife at 12:40 p.m. Monday.
According to Mike Mellis, a King County Sheriff's Office detective, the suspect "demanded a certain amount of money that we usually don't see and designated a certain amount of time that he promised to pay it back in."
He received an undisclosed amount of cash from a single teller drawer and fled on foot. No get-away vehicle was seen, King County officials said.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-40s or older, approximately 6 feet tall and thin to medium build.
Please contact 911 or King County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 206-296-3311 with information regarding this suspect’s identity.
Earlier this year, the same Chase Bank, located at 14400 124th Ave. N.E., was robbed on four separate occasions.
"That guy was caught and is currently in jail awaiting disposition of his case," Mellis said, noting the suspect in custody is believed to be responsible for all four robberies. In Monday's robbery, he said the suspect "is just another guy doing what they all seem to do."
This article was originally published in the Kirkland Reporter on December 22, 2009.
Carrie Wood can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.