The Chase Bank at 1616 s.w. 100th Street in White Center was the scene of an armed robbery this morning. The suspect left on foot and an arrest was made at 104th s.w. and 19th s.w. minutes later.
UPDATE: Armed robbery of Chase Bank in White Center results in swift arrest
Update for 11:30 a.m, July 25
A male in his twenties is taking a trip to jail for the armed robbery of Chase Bank in White Center in the late morning hours of July 25.
Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff's Office said the man brazenly entered Chase around 10:15 this morning with his handgun already drawn.
A Chase employee went with his demands and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled south on foot.
Within five minutes, Sgt. West said the area was "swarmed" by King County Deputies with assist from Burien and Seattle Police.
A KCSO deputy spotted the suspect jogging near the intersection of S.W. 104th St. and 19th Ave S.W. (about three blocks southwest of the bank) with a bag in his hands. He was stopped and a gun and cash were found on his person.
Bank robbers in the White Center area are 0-2 in recent weeks, with the arrest of a 21-year-old Seattle man for the attempted robbery of Key Bank on July 13.
An armed robbery about 10:15 this morning of the Chase Bank in White Center at 1616 s.w. 100th by what was described as an hispanic male wearing a black bandana, resulted in his swift arrest when after he fled on foot down 17th s.w. he was spotted by King County Sheriff Deputies at 104th s.w. and 19th s.w. where he was arrested.
Witnesses say he did brandish a gun during the robbery but may have ditched it during his escape.
Witness interviews are being conducted now.
More details are coming shortly in an update.
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