Update | Suspect arrested at parents' home for allegedly robbing Maple Valley bank | Breaking news
By TJ MARTINELL
Covington Reporter Reporter
September 13, 2012 · Updated 1:30 PM
A suspect who allegedly robbed the Maple Valley Bank of America on Aug. 24 has been arrested, according to Maple Valley Police Chief Michelle Bennett.
Bennett, who made the announcement at the City Council's Tuesday meeting, said the arrest was made at around 6 p.m.
According to King County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Cindi West, tips from viewers of the “Washington’s Most Wanted” television show led police to the bank robbery suspect after his photo and the details of the case were aired on the show.
The 30-year-old man was arrested at his parents’ home in Maple Valley. The suspect is also believed to be the same man who robbed a Key Bank in Des Moines and a Chase Bank in Kent. Both of those robberies occurred on Sept. 6.
Detectives said the case aired on Washington’s Most Wanted on Friday night and they began receiving tips over the weekend.
The suspect is believed by police to have entered the Bank of America at around 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
The subject presented a note to the teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
No weapon was shown or implied.
Contact Covington Reporter Reporter TJ Martinell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-432-1209 ext. 5052.