Cyborg Bandit continues to hit banks - public help needed

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

10-18-2013 at US Bank in Shoreline

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force continues to seek information about a serial bank robber nicknamed the “Cyborg Bandit,” who has robbed at least two more banks since October. Wells Fargo is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the bank robber.

The unidentified bank robber is believed to have robbed at least six banks in the past six months, most recently in the Northgate area of Seattle on December 4.

The subject may be a white male, between 5’9” and 6’0” tall, of thin build. During the robberies, he has covered his face with a distinctive cloth and worn the hood of his sweatshirt over his head. He has also worn clear, latex gloves.

The subject is wanted for his alleged involvement in at least six bank robberies, generally taking place in late afternoon:

  • September 24, 2013 (Tue) – Key Bank, Bellevue, WA
  • October 2, 2013 (Wed) – Banner Bank, Woodinville, WA
  • October 18, 2013 (Fri) – US Bank, Shoreline, WA
  • October 23, 2013 (Wed) – Whidbey Island Bank, Bothell, WA
  • November 30, 2013 (Sat) – Wells Fargo Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA
  • December 4, 2013 (Wed) – Sterling Bank Northgate, Seattle, WA

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspected robber should refrain from approaching him and is urged to contact law enforcement immediately.

Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved. Callers may also reach task force officers Detective Mike Mellis at 206-263-2086 and Detective Steve Hoover at 425-452-7868.

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force includes members from the FBI, Bellevue Police Department, Auburn Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Office, and Seattle Police Department.

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