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Ballard bank robbed, suspect at large

Posted by Geeky Swedes on June 30th, 2009

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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25 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Memnon // Jun 30, 2009 at 7:09 pm

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

  • 2 silly_girl // Jun 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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

  • 3 NoraBell // Jun 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    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.

  • 4 ninaf // Jun 30, 2009 at 7:37 pm

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

  • 5 hawks74 // Jun 30, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    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!

  • 6 chopper_74 // Jun 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    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.

  • 7 boardbrown // Jun 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Were they using code names?

  • 8 HeatherHeather // Jun 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm

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

  • 9 crownpill // Jun 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

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

  • 10 pattr // Jun 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Nice Raising Arizona reference BoardBrown!

  • 11 boardbrown // Jun 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks! Kudos for catching it.

  • 12 UncleSnuffy // Jun 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm

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

  • 13 chopper_74 // Jul 1, 2009 at 1:10 am

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

  • 14 snapea // Jul 1, 2009 at 2:22 am

    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'

  • 15 chopper_74 // Jul 1, 2009 at 2:58 am

    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…

  • 16 gmer // Jul 1, 2009 at 3:07 am

    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.

  • 17 Silver // Jul 1, 2009 at 3:28 am

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

  • 18 Fauxnothing // Jul 1, 2009 at 3:57 am

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

  • 19 kkm // Jul 1, 2009 at 3:59 am

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

  • 20 Mondoman // Jul 1, 2009 at 4:44 am

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

  • 21 NoraBell // Jul 1, 2009 at 5:30 am

    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.

  • 22 chopper_74 // Jul 1, 2009 at 5:44 am

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

  • 23 epictetus // Jul 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    So where's the photo of this guy?

  • 24 BallardDINK // Jul 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

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

  • 25 rob3rt // Jul 2, 2009 at 6:58 am

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

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