Big Top bandits top police blotter

By Shara Wallace

Police looking for Big Top bandits
The King County Sheriff's Office, Seattle Police Department and the FBI are looking for a group of men they believe are responsible for at least five armed, take-over style bank robberies. The Sheriff's office doesn't know exactly how many people are involved. KeyBank in Newcastle was hit first on January 16th. Then a Seattle KeyBank on February 28th followed by a Seattle Washington Federal Bank on May 22. The Sheriff’s office believe the men are also responsible for June 8 robbery at a Burien Sterling Saving Bank in which a teller was hit in the face and July 1 robbery at a Newcastle Bank of America. Handguns have been shown in all five robberies, and the Sheriff’s office believes robbers drove a blue 1983-1987 Mercury Marquis in one of the robberies.

SUV hits girls
Two girls, 8 and 12, were struck by a SUV at 7:15 p.m. last week as they walked on the shoulder of the 25700 block of 16th Ave South in Des Moines. The driver fled but witnesses noticed the car's license-plate number and provided it to police who tracked the vehicle, a 2012 Nissan Murano to a Federal Way address and arrested a driver, a 52 year old man. He was booked on felony hit-and-run charges and transferred to the King County Jail. The girls were scraped and bruised but sustained no life-threatening injuries.

Washington State Patrol Seeks Additional Witnesses
The Washington State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury collision that occurred on July 9 at about 12:08 a.m. The collision occurred on southbound SR-509 MP28, south of the 1st Avenue Bridge in King County. Detectives and Troopers are seeking witnesses that may have seen the collision or any event leading up to or following the crash. If you have any information or know somebody that does, please contact Detective Greg Wilcoxson at 425-401-7746.

Care break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
14200 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 15200 blk 32nd Ave. S., 3200 blk S. 152nd St., 2000 blk S. 148th St., 1000 blk S.W. 116th St., 100 blk S. 174th St., 16200 blk Sylvester Rd., 12200 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 10800 blk Roseburg Ave. S., 14900 blk 22nd Ave. S.W., 12200 blk 2nd Ave. S., 500 blk S. 150th St., 15400 blk 11th Ave. S.W., 200 blk S.W. 156th

Residential burglaries and break-ins
2000 blk S. 128th St., 100 blk S. 120th St., 600 blk S. 150th St., 16400 blk 9th Ave. S.W., 200 blk S.W. 154th St., 600 blk S.W. 146th St., 1000 blk S.W. 151st St., 13200 blk 2nd Ave. S.W., 400 blk S.W. 129th St., 400 blk S. W. 116th St., 15800 blk 4th Ave. S.

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