Police Find Bank Robber Sleeping In Wallingford Park

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee August 3, 2010

While the dangerous lifestyle of the bank robber has been glamorized in films like Heat, Public Enemies, and the Apple Dumpling Gang, robbing banks may not actually get you very far in life.

Seattle police arrested a 54-year-old alleged bank robber in Wallingford last week after officers found the man sleeping in a park.

Police sources say officers were rousing people sleeping in the park last Friday morning when they spotted a "neighborhood transient," who they also recognized from a recent bank robber bulletin.

FBI spokesman Fred Gutt says the man is suspected of passing a teller a note at the Wallingford Key Bank—in the 1300 block of NE 45th—on July 26th, demanding cash. Gutt did not say how much the man (temporarily) made off with.

The man is currently being held in the King County Jail. He has not yet been charged.

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