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UPDATE: Snohomish Bank Robber Caught

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700

SNOHOMISH – Snohomish Police have arrested a suspected bank robber after receiving tips from the public to help identify a person of interest from surveillance photos and then linking DNA evidence to items left near the crime scene.  Yesterday, a 19 year-old Snohomish man turned himself into Snohomish Police and was booked into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of 1st degree robbery.

The robbery took place on the afternoon of January 20, 2012 at the Union Bank in Snohomish at 818 Avenue D.  The suspect received money from the teller and fled the bank.  After a search of the area, the suspect was not located, but some of the suspect’s clothing was found a few blocks away. 

In August, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office released information and photos of the suspect to local media asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect.  Investigators received more than 15 tips from the public of which two led to the identification of a possible suspect.  DNA collected from items left at the crime scene was compared to DNA evidence collected from a person of interest.  Results of the comparison returned with a DNA match of one in 27 quintillion.