The FBI says the five were held by the U.S. Marshals Service for a Thursday afternoon court appearance.
Four are from Los Angeles and one from Tacoma. Authorities are looking for two others accused in the takeover-style robberies in September, October and December at branches in Lakewood, Seattle and Kirkland.
Robbers would enter the bank in a group, jump over counters and demand money from tellers. The group frequently traveled by bus to Los Angeles after a robbery.
The FBI says the group also may be responsible for 10 similar bank robberies in Michigan and one in Ohio.
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