Bank Robberies Unsolved

Whereas prior holdups had been solved and the offender brought to justice, Thursday’s bank robbery at Key Bank on Wheaton Way — the third in six months in East Bremerton — also marked the third in a row where the suspect got away from Bremerton Police.

In the latest robbery, a man walked up to the counter and pulled what was described as a “shiny” handgun and “cocked it to one side,” before telling a bank teller, “Give me all your money,” police reports said.

As I wrote in the story, “The teller obliged, but also gave the man fake money and a “dye-pack” made to explode pink dye and mark any of the stolen bills to help police find the culprit.”

(To read more on dye-packs, which are quite fascinating, go see the How Stuff Works Web Site.)

In this latest robbery, the suspect was a black male, about 6 feet tall, 25 to 30 years old, with no facial hair and “bushy” eyebrows. Anyone with information should call Bremerton Detective Robbie Davis at (360) 473-5361.

And where were the two previous robberies?


Flashback to Nov. 2 for a man who robbed the Kitsap Bank at its Wheaton Mall location in East Bremerton at 9:15 a.m. — almost exactly the same time as Thursday’s robbery.

That suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, who was wearing a white baseball cap and red sweatshirt, jeans and white tennis shoes. He was estimated to be six feet tall and weigh 200 pounds. He also had thick sideburns and a mustache.

The next robbery, also at a Kitsap Bank but on Lebo Boulevard, was later in the day — about 4:30 p.m. to be exact, on Dec. 21.

Bank officials said a white male, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, entered the bank wearing a large, green hooded jacket.

Is there any connection between the three? Nope, believes Sgt. Kevin Crane of Bremerton Police, who said they were all unrelated.

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