According to the SPD Blotter, at 5:15 a.m. this morning, law enforcement apprehended a man believed responsible for five bank robberies—four in Seattle and one occurring in Bellevue—the most recent of which happened yesterday, in West Seattle.
After robbing the Bank of America on SW Admiral Way and 44th Avenue SW yesterday evening, a white male was seen fleeing in a green 1994 Honda Accord with an unknown man and woman. A few hours later, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Washington State Patrol spotted the vehicle in Tukwila, driving erratically. Police stopped the car in a parking lot, however, before the driver could be approached, the car sped off.
The blotter indicates that a five-minute pursuit commenced, ending at 175th Avenue and Military Road S, where the suspect struck the curb, puncturing a tire. Both occupants were able to flee the scene, however, a Tukwila K-9 Unit located a woman hiding nearby. She was taken into custody and transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of several dog bites.
Which brings us to this morning, when detectives learned that their suspect was staying at a motel in the 19000 block of International Boulevard. The blotter notes that a cadre of enforcement agencies, including the Puget Sound Violent Crime Task Force, the Seattle Police Department Robbery Unit, and King County Police Department were on hand to detain the suspect when he exited his room. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and a Felony Violation of Uniform Control Substance Act Warrant. The lady suspect from yesterday was released pending further investigation.