Armed Citizen Stops Bank Robbery

Crime WA Bank robbery 063016

Thanks to one customer who utilized his Second Amendment rights, a bank robbery was foiled last week and potential injuries were prevented.

Police in Spokane Valley are searching for a man who tried to rob a bank at gunpoint last week.   According to a police department report, a man walked into the Spokane Teachers Credit Union on Tuesday, June 30, around 1:40 p.m.   The suspect, armed with a handgun and his face partially covered with a bandanna, jumped over the counter and demanded that the bank teller give him money.

Immediately, another customer in the bank, who was legally carrying a concealed handgun, drew his weapon and shot the suspect one time.   The suspect ran out the door, leaving a trail of blood behind.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived within minutes, along with two K-9 units and additional law enforcement, but they were not able to find the injured suspect.

No one else was harmed, and the armed customer spoke with investigators and his attorney, but was not charged.

The suspect is described as a white male, standing approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with “Washington State University” in red letters on the front. He was also wearing black gloves, black pants with white stripes on the sides, a light colored boonie-style hat and a blue bandanna over his face.

Likely he’s taken the bandanna off by now.


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