Belltown Seattle

Belltown Bank Robbery, Suspicious Device Cause Rush Hour Traffic Delays

After apprehending the suspect in a Belltown bank robbery that occurred Monday, June 19th, police investigated a suspicious device he left behind. The thief left the device in a red shopping bag near the corner of 3rd Avenue and Wall Street, near the site of the Wells Fargo bank that he attempted to rob.

SPD followed protocol and shut down several nearby streets while they investigated with robots.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the 4 p.m. robbery, but SPD’s investigation of the suspicious device prompted closure of several surrounding streets at rush hour. Buses had to be rerouted, and traffic through the area was delayed for nearly two hours until SPD was able to remove the suspicious device.

Featured photo source: Komonews.com

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