Crime

Would-be bank robber in Spanaway told to take out a loan

Police seek information on this man who they say tried to rob a Spanaway bank last week.
Police seek information on this man who they say tried to rob a Spanaway bank last week. Courtesy

A would-be bank robber in a fedora fled empty-handed after a bank teller refused to hand over cash and suggested the man get a loan, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The attempted holdup happened about 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at a U.S. Bank branch in the 17300 block of Pacific Avenue South in Spanaway.

Deputies said a man in his 20s walked in and handed a teller a note asking for money. The note told the teller to say he or she was threatened if asked.

Instead, the teller told the would-be robber to get a loan and refused to give him money. The man fled.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the would-be robber.

He is white, 5 feet 6 inches and 140 pounds with a slender build and brown hair. He was wearing a black fedora, tan pants, dark collared shirt and dark hooded jacket with two white stripes along the sleeves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers are 800-222-8477.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

stacia.glenn@thenewstribune.com

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