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Teen who sprayed mace at clerk said crime ‘looked easy’ on TV

EVERETT — The 17-year-old said it looked easy on TV, so he thought he’d give it a try.

Date: 11/28/2015 | Local News

Man arrested for investigation of robbery in Mountlake Terrace

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Police have arrested a man for investigation of robbery after a convenience store holdup last week here.The man, 30, reportedly fired a gun at the store’s clerk. The weapon later turned out to be an Airsoft replica. He was booked Tuesday in the Snohomish County Jail.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Local News

Convicted bank robber files $6.3M suit against county

EVERETT — A convicted bank robber has filed a lawsuit against Snohomish County, claiming that a sheriff's deputy used excessive force by shooting him three years ago.Todd Kirkpatrick, 57, was known as the "Phony Pony Bandit," a serial bank robber, before...

Date: 11/09/2015 | Local News

FBI seeks help to identify ‘Beardo’ the Everett bank robber

EVERETT — The FBI is asking for help to identify a bank robber who has struck in Everett at least six times since June.The robber is being called "Beardo" because he wears a fake beard, according to a news release issued Friday. He has targeted various...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

Case for year-round daylight saving just got stronger

Making daylight saving time permanent — by never "falling back" again — could save the country billions a year in social costs by reducing rapes and robberies that take place in the evening hours, according to a forthcoming paper by researchers at the Brookings...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World

Edmonds bank robbed; police search for suspect

EDMONDS — Police are searching for a man who robbed an Edmonds bank Thursday morning.The holdup was reported at 11:13 a.m. at Banner Bank, 7009 212 St. SW, Sgt. Shane Hawley said. The man passed a note to a teller and implied he had a weapon, though one wasn’t seen.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

3 Vancouver stores robbed, suspected getaway car burned

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver are trying to find the people responsible for breaking into three cell phone stores and setting fire to a stolen vehicle that’s believed to be a getaway car.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Northwest

Two teen suspects held in Everett pot shop robbery

EVERETT — Police think they've captured the young robbery crew that held up an Everett-area marijuana store at gunpoint last month.One suspect is Garrett M. Comer, 16,...

Date: 10/22/2015 | Local News

Testimony begins in pizza delivery driver's gruesome stabbing

EVERETT — Did Christopher Cowan cut open a pizza delivery driver's stomach after being surprised during a car prowl, or was he wrongly arrested simply because he had the bad luck to buy some mints at a convenience store a few minutes later?A Snohomish County jury on...

Date: 10/21/2015 | Local News

Police arrest last of suspects in violent Monroe robbery

EVERETT — The last suspect has been arrested in a Sept. 18 robbery that ended with the victim clinging to life after being shot in the groin and having his skull fractured by blows from a baseball bat.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Local News

Witness gets stabbed after taking down robber in Seattle

SEATTLE — Authorities say a man was stabbed after trying to thwart an armed robbery in Seattle’s U-District.The Post-Intelligencer reported that police arrested the suspect, who was being held down by shoppers in the Saturday incident.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Northwest

Idaho bank robbery suspect breaks down in court

MOSCOW, Idaho — A man arrested in the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank in Moscow this month broke down in court Friday and told the judge he has no memory of committing the robbery.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Northwest

Man suspected of targeting minorities in series of robberies

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A Camano Island man is suspected of targeting minorities in a series of armed robberies that span two counties.Michael Moore is believed to be involved in at least three separate robberies. Two happened on Nov. 4 in Shoreline and Seattle. One of the...

Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News

2 more arrested in downtown Seattle tourist attack

SEATTLE — Seattle police have arrested 2 more suspects in connection with the attack and robbery of three tourists from Rhode Island in downtown Seattle.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest

Man pleads guilty in Everett jewel heist to avoid third strike

EVERETT — The jury was picked but the defendant changed his mind.Eddie Sheldon, 56, decided he didn't want to risk a potential life sentence so Tuesday morning he pleaded guilty to reduced charges for a robbery. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Local News

Convicted robber files $6.3M claim against county

EVERETT — Todd Kirkpatrick robbed banks. Until he got caught.Interrupted mid-robbery, he ran from a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy. In his attempt to escape, Kirkpatrick leveled his gun at the deputy, who shot him twice.Now Kirkpatrick, an inmate at...

Date: 09/15/2015 | Local News

Fleeing robbery suspect disrupts I-5 traffic near Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — A shoplifting suspect ran across I-5 near Lynnwood on Wednesday morning, causing minor crashes, before being captured.

Date: 09/09/2015 | Sirens

Former hero pleads guilty to Oregon bank robbery

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man who earned an award five years ago for stopping an armed bank robbery has pleaded guilty to committing an armed bank robbery.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Arrest made in downtown Seattle tourist attack

SEATTLE — Seattle police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with the attack and robbery of three tourists from Rhode Island in downtown Seattle on Monday night.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest

1 of 3 suspects arrested after Mukilteo store robbery

MUKILTEO — Police in Mukilteo are investigating a convenience store robbery that occurred early Friday morning.The robbery occurred around 5:45 a.m. at a business in the 3800 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard SW, Mukilteo police officer Colt Davis said.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News

Gambling bank robber sentenced for Marysville heist

EVERETT — A Texan was tight-lipped Monday despite a Snohomish County judge’s attempts to get him to explain why he decided to become an outlaw.Ben McClean told Superior Court Judge Joseph Wilson that he’s not much of a talker.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Man sentenced for Highway 529 robbery

EVERETT — A convicted felon was ordered never to have contact with the good Samaritan whom he robbed at gunpoint two years ago.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Off-duty Tacoma officer shoots, kills robbery suspect

TACOMA — An off-duty Tacoma police officer shot and killed a man who refused to drop his gun after stealing a woman’s cell phone, the department said.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Northwest

Spokane County’s busiest pot store is robbed

SPOKANE — Spokane County’s busiest marijuana store has been robbed in what law enforcement officers are calling a “takeover-style” crime.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Northwest

Fugitive’s role in Olympia horror film leads to his arrest

TACOMA — A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a story featuring a low-budget horror movie in The Olympian.

Date: 07/27/2015 | Northwest

Large amounts of cash stolen from at least 15 people; police seek leads

EVERETT — Everett police now say at least 15 people have fallen victim to what they suspect is an organized group targeting people who make large cash withdrawals from area banks.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Police searching for Everett bank robber

Herald staffEVERETT — Police on Thursday evening were searching for a man who held up a bank south of Everett.The robbery was about 5 p.m. at Banner Bank at 12717 Fourth Ave. W. The man showed a handgun and fled northbound on a red bicycle.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Police may have found thieves who took large sums of cash

EVERETT — Police say they may have found the men responsible for a string of thefts and a robbery that netted more than $91,000 in recent months.On Thursday they said they are looking for more information, more suspects — and potentially more victims.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Sirens

Copper thieves to blame for power outage

EVERETT — Copper thieves are to blame for an outage that knocked out power to 8,400 Snohomish County PUD customers in Everett on Thursday morning.It was the sixth such theft this year. Last year, there were 31, PUD spokesman Bob Bolerjack said.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Stolen ATM recovered after it falls from van

LYNNWOOD — It wasn’t your every-day cash withdrawal.Yet for the crooks, it was a classic case of easy come, easy go.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Local News

Teen gets 3 years for Everett robbery; murder charges dropped

EVERETT — As she was led from a courtroom in shackles a teenager kept her head turned from the sisters of a man who was murdered during a botched robbery in January.Kyelee Milner, 18, didn't offer an apology or say anything before she was sentenced Monday to three...

Date: 06/16/2015 | Local News

Police hunt for man who robbed Wells Fargo bank in Everett

EVERETT — Police on Friday evening were searching for a man who robbed a north Everett bank.The man walked into the Wells Fargo at 1801 Broadway about 3 p.m., Everett police officer Aaron Snell said. He demanded money and threatened to use mace on employees.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Sirens

Bank robber who used juveniles in heists get 7 years

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle has sentenced a 31-year-old King County man to seven years in prison for his involvement in eight bank robberies in Western Washington.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Northwest

Alleged serial thief is threat to citizens, police say

GRANITE FALLS — At just 23, Zakary Sheldon is becoming a familiar name in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.Since September he’s been charged with five separate felony crimes. With another case pending, he could have a clean half-dozen by the month’s end.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News

Charges: Thief hit Seattle grocery workers with nunchucks

SEATTLE — A Seattle woman has been charged with assault after two grocery store workers said she struck them with nunchucks while stealing a bottle of shampoo.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Northwest

Suspect sought after armed robbery at Lynnwood coffee shop

LYNNWOOD — For a second time this week, Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives are looking for tips to identify an armed robbery suspect in south Snohomish County.The robbery occurred around 5 p.m. May 12 at a coffee shop in the 600 block of 164th Street SW.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Local News

Bank robber who eluded capture gets 12 years for escape

SEATTLE — A convicted bank robber who spent nearly five years on the run before his capture last summer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a federal court in Seattle.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest

Suspect sought in Edmonds bank robbery

EDMONDS — Police in Edmonds are looking for help identifying a bank robbery suspect.A man held up the Banner Bank, 7000 block of 212th Street SW, on Tuesday afternoon.

Date: 05/14/2015 | Sirens

Man pleads not guilty to shooting Mount Vernon taxi driver

MOUNT VERNON — A Tacoma man accused of fatally shooting a Mount Vernon taxi driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and robbery.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest

Police want help identifying suspect in attempted robbery in Arlington

SMOKEY POINT — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect in an attempted pharmacy robbery in Arlington.It happened about 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Smokey Point Rite Aid, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Sirens

Man who recruited teens for bank robberies gets 10 years

SEATTLE — A man who recruited teenagers to participate in Washington state bank robberies has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Date: 05/05/2015 | Northwest

Prolific bank robber was a frequent casino gambler, police say

EVERETT — A man who allegedly pulled off 30 bank heists and stymied police for a year was a prolific gambler, according to court papers.Anthony Hathaway purchased several thousand dollars in chips at the Tulalip Casino after bank robberies in Snohomish and King...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Local News

Masked-man holdups in Everett, Mukilteo could be linked

EVERETT — A Snohomish County sheriff's detective did double duty Monday detaining an armed robbery suspect in Everett.Detective Dave Bilyeu was driving past the intersection of 37th Street and Rockefeller Avenue when he saw two men in a shoving match shortly after 6:30...

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News

Video appears to show London diamond-heist gang

LONDON — The gang members, dressed in fluorescent vests and hard hats, calmly carried bags and wheeled garbage bins into a high-security storage facility in London’s diamond district.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Nation & World

Roy robbery charge filed against correct twin brother

TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say they now have charged the correct identical twin brother for robbing a grocery store in Roy in September.The News Tribune says a robbery charge was dismissed against 21-year-old Jacob Johnston after his brother confessed.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Northwest

Man charged in bank robbery reportedly lost his savings gambling

MARYSVILLE — A Texan with a mohawk and piercings scoped out a Marysville bank days before he walked in with a handgun to rob it, prosecutors wrote in court papers.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Local News

Pizza deliveryman says he was assaulted with bear spray

CENTRALIA — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says a pizza delivery driver reports he was spritzed in the face with bear spray in what was believed to have been an unsuccessful robbery attempt.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Northwest

3 teens charged in Everett robbery of other teen

EVERETT — Prosecutors have charged three 16-year-old boys with robbery.The boys are accused of attacking a 15-year-old boy outside a south Everett Safeway earlier this year. They reportedly beat him with small bats. He was hit repeatedly in the head and was knocked to the ground.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Local News

Suspects arrested in 2 Lynnwood robberies

LYNNWOOD — Quick police work led to arrests in two Lynnwood robberies Monday evening.In one case, Lynnwood police were in hot pursuit in their patrol cars. In the other, they followed clues pulled from surveillance video right to the suspect’s house, barely an hour after the crime.

Date: 03/17/2015 | Local News

Police suspicious of Everett man in stolen gems case

EVERETT — Detectives haven’t yet found the $100,000 worth of diamonds, rubies and sapphires that disappeared Jan. 17 from a gem dealer’s car, but the trail of clues led them to a north Everett trailer court and an ex con they...

Date: 03/16/2015 | Local News

Poor planning leads escaping robber past Seattle police station

SEATTLE — It looks like poor planning.Seattle police say a robbery suspect’s escape route took him right past a police station — and that led to a quick arrest.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Northwest

Texas gambler accused of robbing Marysville bank

MARYSVILLE — He hadn’t been in town long.Long enough, it turned out, to blow his $8,000 life savings gambling at the Tulalip Casino and then allegedly rob a bank.

Date: 03/09/2015 | Local News

Man shot with own gun as he attempts to rob Springfield home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Authorities say a man called 911 after he was shot in the leg with his own weapon while robbing a Springfield home.Springfield police officers found Casey Michael Carlson in the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to his right thigh.

Date: 03/07/2015 | Northwest

Suspect in Marysville bank robbery found in nearby bushes

MARYSVILLE — Police from Marysville and Monroe arrested a 22-year-old man Friday evening in connection with an armed robbery at a local bank.

Date: 03/07/2015 | Local News

Police seek suspect in robbery of Lynnwood 7-Eleven

LYNNWOOD — Police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed a Lynnwood 7-Eleven on Wednesday night.The store clerk gave chase when the robber drove off. The clerk was seriously injured when she was dragged by the suspect's car, according to the police...

Date: 03/05/2015 | Local News

Police say man stashed gun in store diaper aisle

SEATTLE — Police say a man who fired a shot into the air Monday evening in West Seattle fled into a drug store.Officers followed the man down aisles, cornered him and made the arrest, but he had no gun.

Date: 03/03/2015 | Northwest

Teens charged in killing of Everett man

EVERETT — Prosecutors believe a prostitute and a drug dealer planned to rob an Everett man and ended up killing him.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Local News

Once a hero for stopping a bank robbery, Oregon man now accused of one

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland man who earned a heroism award from Portland police five years ago for disrupting a bank robbery is himself facing a bank robbery charge.

Date: 02/20/2015 | Northwest

Felon arrested for alleged theft, gun and drug violations

TULALIP — A felon with a long rap sheet and a history of making threats could be headed back to prison six months after his most recent release.

Date: 02/11/2015 | Local News

Police seek Mukilteo bank robber

MUKILTEO — Police in Mukilteo are looking for help identifying a man who robbed a bank earlier this week.The robbery occurred Monday in the 11700 block of Mukilteo Speedway.

Date: 02/11/2015 | Local News

Attempted murder charge in attack on pizza delivery driver

EDMONDS — A homeless man accused of slicing open a pizza delivery driver's stomach has been charged with attempted murder.Prosecutors allege that Christopher Cowan stabbed the victim three times when he was caught breaking into the man's car behind a Domino's Pizza.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Local News

Woman sentenced for her part in Edmonds killing

EVERETT — Two grieving parents on Monday tried to describe the hurt of losing of their son over $840.Brad Dahlquist is a healthy man who has felt an intense physical pain since his boy’s death. “They’re not just a child. They’re part of you,” he said.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News

Mental evaluation for man accused of slitting clerk’s throat

SEATTLE — A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a man accused of slitting a Renton clerk’s throat during a robbery.The Seattle Times reported that order came Thursday after a lawyer for Darren Gayles raised questions about his competency.

Date: 01/29/2015 | Northwest

Thieves swipe historic gold nuggets

SAN FRANCISCO — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.The museum is a...

Date: 01/29/2015 | Nation & World

Man held following attack on Amtrak

EDMONDS — A woman awoke on an Amtrak train to find a stranger staring at her and what happened next left her bruised and terrified to board another train.

Date: 01/25/2015 | Local News

Arrest after bank robbery, chase near Yakima

YAKIMA — Police in Yakima say they’ve made an arrest after a high speed freeway chase that followed an armed bank robbery.

Date: 01/23/2015 | Northwest

‘Alabama Bandit’ charged with bank robbery in Lynnwood, Shoreline, more

SEATTLE — A man suspected of being the “Alabama Band Bandit” faces felony charges of robbing five banks in July in Lynnwood, Bellingham and Shoreline. Federal prosecutors on Friday also charged Michael Ryan Hardesty with possessing a stolen firearm.

Date: 01/20/2015 | Northwest

Police searching for Lynnwood bank robber

LYNNWOOD — Police on Saturday were investigating a robbery at Chase Bank inside the Lynnwood Fred Meyer along 196th Street SW.No one was hurt in the holdup, reported about 4 p.m., police Cmdr. Jim Nelson said. The suspect went into the bank and implied he...

Date: 01/17/2015 | Sirens

Assault, robbery charges filed in Renton clerk’s stabbing

SEATTLE — King County prosecutors have filed first-degree assault and robbery charges against a man accused of slitting a video game store clerk’s throat during a robbery in the south Seattle suburb of Renton.

Date: 01/16/2015 | Northwest

Father of stabbed clerk says she’s ‘out of the woods’

SEATTLE — The father of a 23-year-old video game store clerk who was stabbed in the throat during a robbery in the Seattle suburb of Renton says his daughter is expected to recover and in his words, is “out of the woods.”

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest

Robber stabs clerk at Renton video game store; 1 arrest

RENTON — Police in the south Seattle suburb of Renton say they’ve made an arrest after a man stabbed a female clerk during a robbery at a GameStop video game store.

Date: 01/14/2015 | Northwest

2 men charged in Seattle robbery attack that blinded clerk

SEATTLE — Two men have been charged in a violent service station robbery in Seattle that blinded the clerk.The King County prosecutor’s office says Craig Anthony Jackson, 58, and Harold Eugene Lang, 47, are each charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon enhancement.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Northwest

Bellingham robber who wanted place to stay gets 3 months

BELLINGHAM — A man who told Bellingham police he robbed a bank and waited to be arrested because he wanted a place to stay has been given a three-month sentence.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Northwest

Everett man arrested for allegedly robbing casino winners

MARYSVILLE — Police arrested a 32-year-old Everett man Sunday morning after he allegedly robbed two men at gunpoint.The victims, a 24-year-old and 28-year-old, had won a combined $5,000 at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino on...

Date: 01/11/2015 | Local News

2 arrests in New Year’s stabbing of gas station clerk

SEATTLE — Seattle police have arrested two men in a New Year’s Day robbery that left a gas station clerk with life-threatening injuries.KING-TV reported that detectives made the arrests Wednesday in separate locations.

Date: 01/07/2015 | Northwest

Woman, 60, confronts, chases would-be robbers at Alderwood

LYNNWOOD — A 60-year-old Mukilteo woman turned the tables on a would-be robber Tuesday at the Alderwood mall.The Everett man, 18, allegedly confronted her at her car in the parking lot, with one hand in his hooded sweatshirt. He reportedly told her he had a gun and...

Date: 01/07/2015 | Local News

Woman shoves would-be robbers at Alderwood mall, then follows them

LYNNWOOD — Police in Lynnwood say a woman in her 60s fought back when she was approached in the Alderwood mall parking lot by two young men who said they had a gun and were going to rob her.Cmdr. Jim Nelson says the woman was getting into her vehicle late Tuesday...

Date: 01/06/2015 | Local News

’Sopranos’ strip club hit for 2nd time in 2 weeks

LODI, N.J. — The New Jersey strip club that was the real-life stand-in for the Bada Bing on HBO’s “Sopranos” has been hit by criminals again.Satin Dolls in Lodi was robbed by two armed men a few days before Christmas. Now, police say someone broke into the club early Friday morning.

Date: 01/05/2015 | Life

Seattle gas station clerk stabbed during robbery

SEATTLE — Police say two robbers stabbed a gas station clerk Thursday night in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.A customer found the clerk in a pool of blood.The 65-year-old man was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries from multiple stab wounds.

Date: 01/02/2015 | Northwest

Pair charged in $20,000 robbery of medical marijuana grower

LYNNWOOD — The robbery plan was no masterpiece.For one, the woman's acting terrified for the surveillance cameras wasn't particularly convincing. Then there was the tattoo. She pretended not to know the suspects — except one of them had her name inked...

Date: 12/27/2014 | Local News

16-year-old charged in espresso stand holdups

BOTHELL — A 16-year-old boy is accused of being armed with an Airsoft gun while robbing two espresso stands earlier this month.

Date: 12/23/2014 | Local News

Everett police seeking armed suspect in robberies

EVERETT — Police say a gun-wielding robber is getting more aggressive as he targets businesses in north and central Everett.

Date: 12/18/2014 | Local News

Lynnwood ‘robbery’ story doesn’t add up, police say

LYNNWOOD — The same Lynnwood man was robbed twice in two months while working at a local gas station near the Alderwood mall.The second time, he said he was hit and kicked until he blacked out.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News

Marysville man sent to prison for laundromat robbery

STANWOOD — A 29-year-old Marysville man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery at a Stanwood laundromat on June 7.Joshua M. Mitchell was convicted of first-degree robbery, court records show.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Sirens

Lynnwood gas station robbed

LYNNWOOD — Police in Lynnwood are investigating an early morning robbery Wednesday at a gas station.Two masked men walked into the station in the 19600 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway around 2:45 a.m., Lynnwood police Sgt. Sean Doty said.

Date: 12/10/2014 | Local News

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