King County prosecutors have charged a Seattle man for 3 latest financial institution robberies in Ballard.
Seattle Police positioned and arrested suspect Bruce Baker final week after he stole from Financial institution of America and two completely different Wells Fargo banks.
Prosecutors charged Baker with three felony counts of theft within the first diploma.
The robberies all occurred throughout August—Baker allegedly stole 1000’s from the three banks between Aug. 10 and Aug. 23. Prosecutors say on Aug. 10, Baker handed a word to the Financial institution of America tellers saying he was armed, asking for them to place cash a bag. He made out with $4,000.
Wells Fargo was subsequent; the tellers gave Baker $500 money in a bundle that additionally contained a GPS tracker, which he promptly threw away. He hit one other Wells Fargo on Aug. 23, stealing about $7,000.
Seattle Police discovered Baker by figuring out his car that was captured on safety footage, and arrested him on Aug. 24. Baker can be a registered intercourse offender; he was convicted of kid molestation in 2003.
Past the three incidents talked about above, different banks in Ballard have been focused. Washington Federal financial institution supervisor Rochelle Hertig reached out to My Ballard saying their NW Market St location was vandalized on Aug. 17. Hertig says the particular person accountable smashed the glass door to their constructing (picture beneath).
And simply yesterday (Aug. 29), Seattle Police responded to experiences of a. Police say a suspect entered the financial institution and handed a word to employees stating he had a gun and demanded money. He fled in a white Mazda SUV and continues to be at massive.