A man accused of robbing a Lynnwood bank and attempting to rob another on Tuesday is now in police custody, Lynnwood police said.
According to a statement released by the Lynnwood Police Department, a man who entered two banks on Nov. 5 with the intent to rob them was arrested in Mount Vernon on unrelated charges.
On Tuesday at 11:34 a.m., the man was reported to have entered KeyBank (located at 19800 44th Avenue West), implied he had a weapon and demanded cash from a teller. According to police, the man left without obtaining any money. He then immediately went to a nearby Wells Fargo (located at 4325 198th St. S.W.) where he again implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The suspect left Wells Fargo with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area, police said.
Despite an extensive search by responding police officers, the suspect was not located. Lynnwood detectives identified the subject and notified other law enforcement agencies in the area, leading to his arrest.
Further details are not being released at this time as the investigation continues, police said.