Bank robbery suspect arrested
July 3, 2012
The man suspected of robbing the Newcastle branch of KeyBank on June 14 was arrested June 22, according to a statement from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.
Gorricho Desue is believed to be responsible for two other bank robberies in Mount Vernon and in Moses Lake.
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force worked immediately after the Newcastle robbery to identify the suspect, locate him and take him into custody.
“Our praise to the FBI for their great work,” Irvine said. “We appreciate their efforts.”
The suspect, wearing a bandage on the left side of his face during the incident, robbed the KeyBank, 6917 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., at about 10:30 a.m. June 14.
He was 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, 320 W. Kincaid St. in Mount Vernon, on June 12 due to similarities in appearance and method, FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said.
Dietrich said the details of how the Newcastle robbery took place cannot be released at this time, but the robber was not armed. She was not able to release how much money was taken from the bank, she said.
Residents who see suspicious activity can call 911 or the Newcastle Police Department’s nonemergency dispatch number, 206-296-3311, for an officer to respond.