Police are searching for Ballard bank robber

Police are searching for an armed burglar who robbed the Peoples Bank (NW 56th Street and 24th Ave NW) yesterday evening. A reader emailed in to report that the Ballard Community Center was shut down for a short time today as police were searching for the suspect in the neighborhood.

Read more about the robbery from the SPD Blotter:

Police are searching Ballard for a man who robbed a bank at gunpoint Tuesday evening.

Just before 6:30 pm, the man walked into the People’s Bank on NW 56th Street and 24th Ave NW, brandished a black handgun and demanded cash.

The man was described as a white male, 5’5 with a small build, wearing a blue scarf over his face and a blue and yellow jacket.

The suspect then ran southbound on 24th Avenue.

We’ll update this post with pictures of the suspect when they’re available.

We will update readers as soon as more information is known.

Image courtesy of Peoples Bank.

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