Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to I.D. a bank robbery suspect. “The thing that stands out about this guy is he apparently has a pretty raspy voice,” said Officer Shelbie Boyd.
On May 1, police say the suspect walked into the bank at 12:22 p.m. in the 900 block of Tacoma Avenue South. in downtown Tacoma. He kept one hand in his pocket and implied that he was armed with a gun. Detectives say he was spotted casing another bank in April but ran out before robbing it.
“We don't want him to hit any other banks. We don't want him to cause any more fear to any of these bank tellers,” said Officer Boyd.
He’s described as black, in his 50’s, about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and 150 pounds with a scruffy, unshaven face and wearing purple gloves and glasses.
“He seems to wear the same jacket. It appears that it's a jacket with sweatshirt material underneath the hoodie top and then a jean type vest over the top. We can't tell if it's a one piece or a two piece,” said Officer Boyd.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who can identify the suspect. Call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222-TIPS if you know his name. This is one of the Pierce County cases being featured this weekend on “Washington’s Most Wanted” airing Friday at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on JOEtv and 10:30 p.m. on Q13 Fox.