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Arlington, Marysville police investigating Smokey Point bank robbery

Surveillance footage from the Whidbey Island Bank branch in Smokey Point shows the suspect in its Sept. 2 robbery. - Image courtesy of the city of Arlington.
Surveillance footage from the Whidbey Island Bank branch in Smokey Point shows the suspect in its Sept. 2 robbery.
— image credit: Image courtesy of the city of Arlington.

SMOKEY POINT — On Sept. 2 at approximately 10:10 a.m., Arlington Police responded to the Whidbey Island Bank branch located in the 4200 block of 172nd Street NE for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

A suspect entered the bank presenting a robbery note that implied he was armed with a firearm. The suspect then fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Witnesses described the suspect as a heavyset white man between 25-30 years of age, standing approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall and wearing small silver-framed reading-type glasses, a light blue windbreaker, khaki pants and a light-colored baseball cap.

Officers from the Arlington and Marysville police departments and the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office arrived at the location within minutes of the initial 911 call, but were unable to locate the suspect. A Lynnwood K9 officer responded and a track was conducted without success. Investigators were able to collect items of evidence that will ultimately assist in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Arlington Police Department at 360-403-3400.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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