Man convicted of robbing banks allegedly has done it again

Police in Bothell and Marysville are investigating him for robbing two banks within days.

BOTHELL — The robber had bandages wrapped around his left hand and scars on his face, bank tellers at two banks said.

On Dec. 13, he entered a Key Bank in Bothell and demanded money, according to a police report filed in Everett District Court. He reportedly told the teller someone was waiting in a car outside, armed with a gun and ready to shoot. The teller gave the suspect $1,430.

Marysville police reported a similar man, using a similar threat, had robbed a bank in Marysville just two days before.

Police compared photos taken from security footage to a Department of Licensing photo of an Everett man and found they matched. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail Wednesday and a judge set his bail at $500,000.

The King County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as a suspect in two more recent bank robberies, in the Shoreline area. Details on those cases were not immediately made available Friday.

The man, who just turned 50 on Monday, has been convicted of robbing banks before.

In 2003, he handed a note to a teller at a U.S. Bank in Lynnwood, demanding money in $10, $20 and $50 bills. The teller said it took her a moment to realize she was being robbed, and the suspect told her to “quit stalling,” according to charging papers. She gave him $2,000 and he left in a taxi.

And in 2004, he went to an Evergreen Bank in Lynnwood, slammed his hand down on the counter and said “You’re being robbed, give me all your $50s and $100s,” according to court documents. The teller gave him $4,200 and the man took off running.

In both instances, he held his hand underneath his shirt, implying he had a gun.

Zachariah Bryan: 425-339-3431; zbryan@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @zachariahtb.

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