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Do you know this bank robber? Deputies seek your help finding him

This man is wanted for robbing the South Hill Bank of America branch Tuesday evening, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
This man is wanted for robbing the South Hill Bank of America branch Tuesday evening, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Courtesy

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are offering a $1,000 reward for help identifying the man who held up a South Hill bank at gunpoint Tuesday evening.

The incident happened about 6 p.m. at the Bank of America branch, 17516 Meridian E.

The man walked in with a handgun, demanded cash from the tellers and told all the customers to put their hands up and look away, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The man then put the money into a bag and fled toward the Fred Meyer nearby.

The man is described as a white man in his 20s with a slender build. He was wearing dark sweatpants, a green hoodie, black sunglasses and a bandana over his face.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). The reward is contingent on an arrest being made and charges being filed. Callers can remain anonymous.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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