Newcastle branch of Key Bank reportedly robbed

June 14, 2012

By Christina Lords

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This unidentified man is suspected of robbing the Newcastle branch of the Key Bank at approximately 10:30 a.m. June 14 on Coal Creek Parkway.

 NEW 4:35 p.m.— June 14, 2012

The Newcastle branch of Key Bank was robbed at about 10:30 a.m. June 14, according to statement from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.

The suspect, who was wearing a bandage on the left side of his face during the incident, robbed the Key Bank located at 6917 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.

He is described as a 6 foot, 240 pound black male in his 30s.

He is believed to be the same suspect who robbed the Bank of America on June 12 at 320 W. Kincaid St. in Mount Vernon due to similarities in appearance and method, said FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich.

Dietrich said the details of how the robbery took place cannot be released at this time, but the robbery was not armed. She was not able to release how much money was taken from the bank, she said.

Residents who may have seen the man in the business area of Newcastle the morning of June 14 are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222- 8477.

There is a $1,000 reward for any tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tips can be anonymous.

Residents who see suspicious activity can call 911 or the Newcastle Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch number, 206-296-3311, for an officer to respond.

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