Burlington, WA – The Burlington Police Department responded to a reported bank robbery at the Key Bank on Haggen Drive in Burlington around 1:20 pm today.
According to a press release from Burlington Police Department Public Information Officer Mike Lumpkin, the suspect brandished what appeared to be a gun and showed the teller a note demanding cash. The suspect then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash before Officers arrived.
While Burlington Officers were investigating the Robbery at the Key Bank, Skagit 9-1-1 received reports of a second bank robbery at 2:50 pm at the Peoples Bank in the 800 block of Burlington Boulevard, less than a block away from the previous robbery. The suspect fled the area again with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Multiple additional agencies responded to the area including the Washington State Patrol, Mount Vernon Police, the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office and Fish and Wildlife Officers.
The suspect was found a short time later in the 900 block of S. Burlington Boulevard at the Fred Meyer store and taken into custody by Officers.
A witness on scene, who asked that skagitbreaking.com not identify them, said the man was inside the store and was giving cash to children in the electronics department just prior to Officers arriving.
The suspect was identified as a 45-year old man from Snohomish Washington. He is currently being held in the Skagit County Jail on an Investigative Hold for Robbery.
No one was injured during either of the robberies.
If you have information in reference to either of these robbery cases you are asked to contact Burlington Police Detective Kuschnereit at (360) 755-0921.