Crime

Robbers hit 5 South Sound banks in 8 days

Detectives are looking for robbers they say hit five banks in eight days this month in Pierce and South King counties.

The three men, in their 20s and wearing baseball hats and sunglasses, worked as lookouts for each other as they robbed tellers at the same time, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

Two of the men are white, one is black, and they all have slender builds, police said.

The robbers gave tellers notes demanding cash, threatening violence and saying they’re armed before taking the money and running from the banks.

The robberies happened:

• 5 p.m. July 14 at America’s Credit Union in Spanaway.



• 3:40 p.m. July 18 at Heritage Bank in South Hill.



• 5:25 p.m. July 18 at Umpqua Bank in Federal Way.



• 4:55 p.m. July 21 at TAPCO Credit Union in Tacoma.



• 4:30 p.m. July 22 at Umpqua Bank in Spanaway



Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are anonymous and can lead to a cash reward.

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