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Bank robber hits credit union inside Roosevelt Safeway

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Police are looking for the bank robber who held up the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union inside the Safeway store at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 75th Street last Friday.

Officers said a man walked up to the teller window at the store, 7300 Roosevelt Way N.E., about 5:30 p.m. on June 18. He handed the teller a note stating “this is a robbery,” according to police reports.

The robber took cash from the teller, and he took his note back, too, the report indicates. “There was no evidence left behind by the suspect.”

We’ve asked the FBI for more information and a copy of the bank’s surveillance photo.

A different robber, the “F-Bomb Bandit” who turned out to be a 16-year-old girl, robbed the Alaska credit union inside the  QFC up the street at 11100 Roosevelt Way N.E. in February. Two months ago Seattle Police arrested a man suspected of being the “Grim Reaper Bandit” shortly before midnight outside that QFC, at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast Northgate Way.

Both the Maple Leaf Pharmacy and Reckless Video in Maple Leaf were robbed late last year by a man who police said wanted drugs.

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