Police: Suspect in Fred Meyer bank robbery caught in nearby mall
A man police say likely robbed a midtown bank Saturday afternoon has been taken into custody thanks to the help of an observant witness.
The robbery was reported around 12:10 p.m. at the Alaska USA located inside the Northern Lights Boulevard Fred Meyer, police said in a statement.
“It was reported to police that a male had slipped a note to the teller demanding money,” police wrote. “No weapon was seen.”
After the teller handed over the money, the suspect left the store on foot, heading westbound. Police said they searched the area, including two officers in the nearby Mall at Sears.
“A citizen who had been in the bank during the robbery pointed out to officers the suspect inside of the mall,” police stated.
The officers took the suspect into custody without incident. So far no charges have been filed, so his identity has not been released.
Attempts to reach police for comment were not immediately successful.
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