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Interim Sheriff Cole-Tindall


Bank Robbery suspect taken into custody in Burien after brief stand-off with Police

Summary

Burien, WA. A 19 year old male is under arrest after robbing a Key Bank in White Center and temporarily barricading himself inside an apartment in Burien.

Story

Today, 03/22/2018 at 1230 PM a bank robbery occurred at the Key Bank, 9600 BLK of 17 AVE SW in White Center.  The suspect implied that he had a gun to the teller inside the bank, and fled the scene after the robbery. Video surveillance was quickly obtained of the suspect, and Deputies were able to track him down at an apartment complex in Burien at the 1800 BLK of S 118. Once Deputies arrived on scene, they found a bag of money that had been thrown off the balcony of an upper apartment unit.  Deputies on-scene were able to obtain information from witnesses, which led them to the exact apartment where the suspect had barricaded himself in.  The Deputies experienced multiple failed attempts to get the suspect out of the apartment unit.  KCSO’s SWAT team was called out to the scene.  The suspect saw the armored SWAT vehicle’s arriving, along with the SWAT members, and surrendered to Police.  The suspect was arrested without incident.  No one was injured, this was an excellent job by all Deputies and Detectives on scene. 

The 19 year old suspect was booked into KCJ for robbery.