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Key Bank allegedly robbed by armed suspect

A Key Bank employee at the Poulsbo branch peers out of the front door following an alleged robbery Thursday afternoon. The suspect is thought to be carrying a weapon. - Kipp Robertson/ Herald
A Key Bank employee at the Poulsbo branch peers out of the front door following an alleged robbery Thursday afternoon. The suspect is thought to be carrying a weapon.
— image credit: Kipp Robertson/ Herald

HERALD STAFF

POULSBO — An armed suspect was on the loose after allegedly robbing Key Bank in Poulsbo Thursday afternoon.

The white male was described in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a Hurley brand ball cap. He has short-brown hair, and stood at 5 feet 5 inches. He was described as thin.

He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, with blue jeans and tennis shoes. He had something dark green over his nose and upper lip. He had a tan, canvas bag.

The call to authorities came at approximately 2:10 p.m.

The suspect was last thought to be in the forest off Caldart Avenue.

Police from Poulsbo and other areas, including Bainbridge Island, were searching the area.

School was let out not long after the alleged robbery. Robyn Chastain, North Kitsap School District's spokeswoman, said she was not notified of the situation.

District administration placed a call to dispatch asking if schools should be on lockdown at 2:57 p.m.

A staff member working in the North Kitsap High School main office received a call from the 911 dispatch that the bank had been robbed. Calls to school administration had not been returned as of Thursday at 3 p.m.

 

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