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Everett man faces charges for robbing Kirkland Key Bank | Update

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An Everett man faces first-degree robbery charges after he was arrested for allegedly robbing the Key Bank in Kirkland while wearing a wig on Friday.

His bail was set at $1 million in King County Superior Court on Saturday.

Kirkland police responded to a reported bank robbery in the 14100 block of Juanita Drive N.E. at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday.

The suspect, age 40, entered the bank wearing a blond wig and black running suit. He presented the teller a note demanding money and directed the teller to not place any dye packs or tracking devices in with the money, according to court documents. The man left the bank and fled on foot to the north toward a nearby apartment complex.

A witness advised police that he saw a man wearing a wig running from the bank, get into a pick-up truck and drive northbound on Juanita Drive N.E. A police officer located the vehicle shortly after and arrested two passengers and the Everett man, who was hiding in the cab of the truck.

Police found dark clothing lying in the truck's floorboards next to a crisp $50 bill, the documents continue.

The man later admitted that he robbed the bank and told police he thought it would be a good idea to rob the bank on Friday after people had deposited their paychecks. He also told police that he left the bank and called another male suspect, who then picked him up at the apartment complex. The two stopped at a store in Kenmore and picked up the third suspect.

Officers at the scene recovered a blonde wig and dark hat from inside a dumpster located in the apartment complex next to the bank.

Prosecutors expect the man will be charged by Wednesday. The Reporter does not name alleged criminals until they are charged.

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