FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2012
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700
– 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.