Arrest made in “Tour De Banks” robberies | King County Sheriff
October 14, 2012 · 10:21 AM
A 30 year old Bothell man suspected of numerous bank robberies, and dubbed the “Tour de Banks” robber because he fled the bank robberies on a bicycle, was arrested today near his home in Bothell.
The arrest was the result of an extensive collaborative effort between the King County Sheriff’s Office, the F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force and detectives from Bothell, Monroe, Arlington, and Mill Creek Police Departments.
Detectives said they watched the man’s house early this morning and arrested him as he drove from his home in the 20300 blk of 124 Ave NE around 8:00 AM.
After the arrest detectives served search warrants on the man’s Bothell home and an adult family home he owns in the 21100 block of 46 Ave SE in Snohomish County.
“A serial bank robbery is a giant threat to public safety and it is great to see all of our agencies working together to put him away,” said King County Sheriff Steve Strachan.
"This was an excellent resolution to a very dangerous threat and shows what can be accomplished with strong partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and the FBI,” said Bothell Chief Carol Cummings.