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Bothell man charged with robbing Kirkland bank at gunpoint to be released, judge orders | UPDATE
A Bothell man charged with robbing the Juanita Village Bank of America at gunpoint on Aug. 5 will be released on his own recognizance, a magistrate judge ordered on Thursday.
The FBI arrested Anthony Ray Shindler, 43, in Kirkland on Monday and he is currently being held in federal detention in Seattle. However, a judge ordered that he be released later this week.
During Thursday's detention hearing at the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Nick Brown, assistant U.S. attorney, argued for Shindler to remain detained, noting that anyone brazen enough to brandish a gun at bank employees is a danger to the community.
Prior to Shindler's arrest, the FBI released bank surveillance, showing the man holding up a silver handgun as he robbed the Kirkland bank. A tipster recognized Shindler from the surveillance, which led to his arrest at the Totem Lake QFC Monday.
Upon release, Shindler must wear a GPS tracking device so his location will be known at all times, the judge ruled. He was also ordered to meet several conditions, including to attend a gamblers 12-step program, submit to drug and alcohol testing and he is prohibited from possessing or having access to firearms or dangerous weapons, according to bond documents.
He is due to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 23.