Tacoma police and Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are trying to identify the person who robbed two banks in eight days.
A reward of up to $1,000 has been offered for information leading to an arrest.
The first robbery was about 12:40 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Wells Fargo branch in the 2600 block of North Pearl Street in Tacoma, according to a sheriff’s department bulletin.
The second robbery was about 2:05 p.m. Tuesday at the KeyBank branch in the 2400 block of Mildred Street West in University Place, the bulletin states.
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The suspect used the same method in both robberies, according to the bulletin: Gave the teller a note demanding cash, took the money and then ran toward a nearby apartment complex.
The suspect is described as black, between 35 and 40, between 5 feet 9 and 6 feet tall, with a medium to heavy build. The suspect wore sunglasses, a black zippered hoodie, dark pants, a black beanie and gloves in both robberies.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).