Edmonds bank robber flees with cash, dye pack

EDMONDS – The Edmonds branch of Banner Bank was robbed Friday by a man who fled with cash and a dye pack, Edmonds police reported.

The robbery occurred at 4:31 p.m. in the 7000 block of 212th Street SW. The lone suspect approached a bank teller and demanded money. He fled on foot with cash and a dye pack, which activated as he was leaving the bank. No weapon was seen or implied.

He was seen running eastbound toward Highway 99, police said.

The suspect is described as white, in his mid-40’s, about 6 feet tall and 220 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball hat, black nylon jacket, black T-shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and sunglasses. He has gray hair and a moustache. If you have information, contact detective Ken Ploeger at 425-275-4673 or the FBI.

Everett: Apparent arson badly damages home

An arson did extensive damage to an abandoned home Friday night in south Everett, fire officials said.

The fire at 12000 Avondale Way began at 8:25 p.m. near the back of the house and spread.

The home was abandoned, but an investigator with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire was intentionally set, and the house had been frequented by transients.

From Herald staff reports

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