News

Armed man robs Kirkland Wells Fargo bank, flees on foot

Kirkland police respond to a robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo branch in Kirkland
Kirkland police respond to a robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo branch in Kirkland's Totem Lake neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.
— image credit: Carrie Wood/Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland police detectives are searching for an armed man who fled on foot after robbing the Wells Fargo branch in Kirkland's Totem Lake neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

Detectives are releasing few details as they investigate the bank robbery that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the bank, located at 12560 120th Ave. N.E.

"A male went into the bank, implied a weapon and left on foot," said Kirkland Sgt. Rob Saloum, noting that detectives advised him not to release any further information at this time.

Saloum said this is the second bank that was hit in Kirkland in the past week. A woman also robbed the U.S. Bank branch in north Juanita on Friday. The Seattle FBI is handling that case.

The Reporter will update this story as more information becomes available.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.