Business, Crime

SPD Searching for Rainier Beach Bank Robber

RAINIER BEACH – Seattle Police are searching Rainier Beach for a man suspected in a south Rainier Valley bank robbery Tuesday afternoon.

According to Seattle Police Department (SPD) spokesperson Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, it was about 1:15 p.m. when the suspect walked into a bank inside a grocery store near 51st Avenue South and Rainier Avenue South, demanded money from a teller and then fled on foot.

“A number of officers are in the area currently looking for the suspect,” wrote Spangenthal-Lee. “[He's] described as a black male in his 40s, 5-feet, 6-inches tall, 150-pounds, with a small mustache and beard, wearing a green hat, yellow vest and grey shirt.”

If you recognize the suspect, please call 911 and immediately and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.