Puyallup police on Friday asked for the public’s help in identifying the masked man who robbed a Heritage Bank branch Dec. 21.
The man entered the bank at 4627 S. Meridian St. SE about 5:10 p.m. and demanded $10,000 from two bank tellers. He indicated he had a bomb and pulled out what appeared to be a remote control for a toy car, police Capt. Scott Engle said.
The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money after throwing the remote control at a teller and dropping his backpack. The remote had a note attached saying there was not actually a bomb.
Witnesses saw the man ride away on a mountain bike, heading south on South Meridian. No explosive was found inside the backpack, and no customers were inside the bank at the time of the holdup.
The robber is described as white, 6 feet to 6 feet 3 with a heavy build. He was wearing black gloves, a black coat and a black knit cap over his face.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police tip line at 253-770-3343.stacia.glenn@ thenewstribune.com