FBI believe suspect in custody was man who robbed Edmonds credit union

Surveillance photo of suspect in Sunday’s robbery in Edmonds.

A man suspected of robbing the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branch inside the Edmonds Safeway store last Sunday — along with at least four other Puget Sound banks or credit unions in recent weeks — is believed to now be in custody, a spokeswoman for the FBI Seattle office said.

According to an email from FBI Seattle’s Ayn Dietrich, Seattle Police Department detectives arrested 29-year-old Enrique Santos, otherwise known as the Baseball Cap Crook, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Renton. Santos, whom police believe is responsible for at least five bank robberies in the Puget Sound area, received his nickname because he’s worn different baseball caps with designs, jeans and different hooded sweatshirts during the robberies.

Seattle police made the arrest as part of the Seattle Safe Streets Task Force, which also includes members from the FBI, Bellevue and Auburn police departments and the King County Sheriff’s Office. Santos, who made off with an undetermined amount of money following the Edmonds robbery, is also suspected in robberies of two other Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branches — one in Bellevue and the other in Federal Way, a US Bank in Kent and a Chase Bank in Renton — all in the past 10 days.

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