Ballard bank robbed, suspect at large

The Chase bank at 5511 22nd Ave NW was robbed this morning at 9:30 a.m. Seattle Police spokesman Mark Jamieson tells us that a man walked into the bank then left through the front doors with an unknown amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s, about 5’8″ with a slender build and short hair. He was wearing sunglasses and a grey and white striped shirt. He may have gotten into a green van although police don’t know which way he went. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating the robbery. Yesterday, the Bank of America in Greenwood was robbed by a man in his 20s wearing jeans and a green-checkered dress shirt, with brown hair gelled and combed back.

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Memnon
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Memnon

Hey Chase bank, welcome to Ballard…probably just behind on his mortgage and couldn't handle dealing with customer service anymore…

silly_girl
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silly_girl

That is right around the time I saw 3 bicycle cops by the library!

NoraBell
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NoraBell

I usually see a cop car, or two, parked by the library. This guy was lucky not to get nabbed the second he left the bank. His luck will run out, though.

ninaf
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We saw two bicycle cops there this morning but it was more like 9am.

hawks74
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hawks74

The cops have a station or something right across the street and are ALWAYS there. Good grief. My gym is right next to there and I always feel safe. Welcome to Ballard, Chase!

chopper_74
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chopper_74

I saw the police rocketing down Market awhile ago. Now I know why.
I certainly wish that they had been closer, one less thug would be out there.

boardbrown
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boardbrown

Were they using code names?

HeatherHeather
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HeatherHeather

I wish I felt worse about this, but I just can't stand Chase!

crownpill
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crownpill

Hate to see crime, but two slimy companies hit up . . . karma.

pattr
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pattr

Nice Raising Arizona reference BoardBrown!

boardbrown
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boardbrown

Thanks! Kudos for catching it.

UncleSnuffy
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UncleSnuffy

While I don't support robbing banks, it couldn't have happened to two better banks. Was it Robbin Hood?

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Don't tell me that bank robbers will become heroes again. Pathetic.
You folks don't understand the cost, really, do ya?

snapea
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snapea

Love the movie quotes. I didn't catch it, but love it that someone else did…and now I remember…

Hey Chopper, UncleSnuffy said he (assume a “he” as the name is “uncle”) doesn't support robbing banks…maybe lighten up a little. And, please believe me, I say that with respect to you–I love your posts. This is NOT an attack on you AT all!

Just sayin'

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Fair enough, just worried about the slippery slope manifest in popular culture with regard to 'steal from the rich'. It's disgusting.
(I'd jump at the chance to be political here…)
Ya know, I'd like to be rich, so would most folks.
Doesn't mean you're evil, doesn't mean you should be ripped off.
Robin Hood, can't fairly say. Bonnie and Clyde, I can say, evil.
Chase, they should burn, along with their bailout architects…

gmer
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gmer

If I'm not mistaken, banks that are FDIC insured are also covered by the government for robberies. Other than scaring the s*** out of the bank employees, I don't think that it actually hurts the banks.

Silver
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Well if it was Robin Hood, I'm still waiting for the “give to the poor” part. ;-)

Fauxnothing
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Fauxnothing

It's the scared-out-of-their-freaking-minds employees that I really feel sorry for. OMG, it must be absolutely mind blowingly horrible.

kkm
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kkm

Obama's stimulus plan looks like it's working..

Mondoman
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Mondoman

I'm pretty sure you're mistaken, gmer.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Seriously? That's what you're going with?
And regarding Robin Hood, as much as we need one I don't think this guy qualifies.

chopper_74
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chopper_74

We don't need a robbin' hoody ;-)
Perhaps a 'hold the elite accountable' guy…yeah, that we could use.

epictetus
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epictetus

So where's the photo of this guy?

BallardDINK
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BallardDINK

I heard these were both viral marketing stunts for that new Johnny Depp movie.

rob3rt
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rob3rt

yes, there is that super duper cute girl with the piercing. ;-)
i hope she didn't have to deal with that guy.