Bank robbery suspect arrested after returning to retrieve his keys

Staff writerSeptember 11, 2013 

A man suspected of robbing a Tacoma bank and other businesses was arrested Monday in Oregon after he allegedly robbed a Portland Wells Fargo branch and returned to retrieve keys he left at the counter.

Tacoma police said the same man is believed to have  robbed a Sterling Savings Bank in the 4800 block of Tacoma Mall Boulevard on Sept. 4 by showing a teller a note demanding cash and a gun hidden under his shirt. They also believe he robbed a White Center-area bank Aug. 30, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

Oregon authorities arrested the suspect when he returned for his keys and found employees at the Portland bank had already locked the building, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

Police found him nearby and took him into custody.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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