A serial bank robber has hit five banks in Western Washington in the past four months, police believe.
Now Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County has offered up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
During the robberies, the man acted similarly, handing the teller a note while saying he was armed before placing the money into a small bag and leaving, according to Crime Stoppers.
The man is described as white, in his 40s, about 5 feet 10 and heavy, with brown hair and two missing front bottom teeth. He usually wears a black baseball cap, thick-framed black glasses, a black hoodie with a zipper and latex fingertip gloves.
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Surveillance photos show him sometimes wearing a baseball hat, and in one photo he appears to be wearing a ranger-style cap. In another, he has a thick beard and mustache.
Crime Stoppers says the following five robberies are related:
▪ June 27, Red Canoe Credit Union branch at 33616 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way.
▪ July 25, Red Canoe Credit Union branch at 601 39th Ave. SW in Puyallup.
▪ Sept. 2, attempted robbery of a Red Canoe Credit Union branch at 320 Front Ave. NW in Castle Rock.
▪ Sept. 16, Sound Credit Union branch at 1802 N. Pearl St. in Tacoma.
▪ Sept. 30, Red Canoe Credit Union branch at 16510 Meridian Ave. E. in South Hill.
Anyone with information is asked to call 800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous.