Suspect in at least 4 bank robberies in Pierce County arrested

Surveillance photos of Pierce County bank robbery suspects, who authorities believe are the same person. (Gig Harbor Police Department)

A suspect connected to four bank robberies across Pierce County was arrested on Monday.

Pierce County Sgt. Darren Moss told FOX 13 the suspect was sought for a robbery at a Key Bank in Spanaway, a Wells Fargo in Pierce County, then a bank in Tacoma and in Gig Harbor. The robberies date back to February, according to authorities.

Investigators identified the suspect and arrested him in the Frederickson area before 3 p.m. Monday.

The man was most recently alleged to have robbed Umpqua Bank in Gig Harbor on March 23. According to witness accounts, he walked in and told a teller he was robbing the bank; he did not show a weapon or imply he had one, but was wearing latex gloves.

A teller gave him the money, and he left.

Officers used a K9 to track the suspect’s scent, which ended at a nearby parking lot. Police say the suspect likely left in a vehicle from there.

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