Police continue search for robber of credit union

EVERETT — Police were continuing Saturday to search for a man who robbed Washington Credit Union Friday of an undisclosed amount of money.

The robbery occurred at 4:47 p.m. Friday at the branch bank in the 11100 block of Evergreen Way. An armed man robbed the bank and fled on foot, Everett police Sgt. Butch Braley said. Police and a K-9 unit searched the area but were unable to locate the robber. Witnesses described the robber as a white male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a long, dark wig, dark sunglasses, a black baseball cap, jeans and a blue-and-green plaid shirt. He carried a handgun with brown grips.

Detectives ask anyone with information on the robber to call the police tip line at 425-257-8450.

Lake Stevens and North Lake middle schools in Lake Stevens will start the school year with lifesaving medical equipment, thanks to teacher Pat Cook.

Cook has been raising funds to purchase automatic external defibrillators, briefcase-sized machines designed to administer electric shocks to cardiac arrest victims. Cook saw the need for the portable devices in 1992 after he performed CPR on a third-grade Lake Stevens student, Jerik Haugen, who subsequently suffered brain damage from lack of oxygen.

The new defibrillators are becoming common nationwide in schools and other public areas.

Jerik’s parents, Tony and John Haugen of Lake Stevens, donated the first machine to Lake Stevens High School, where Jerik will be a senior. Cook has raised enough now for two more of the $3,000 units. He has said he would like to see them in all schools.

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