The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are still searching for a man who robbed a Kingston bank Monday afternoon, causing law enforcement officers to delay the sailing of an Edmonds-bound ferry while police searched the boat to make sure the robber wasn’t on board.
The suspect walked into the Bank of America branch on Highway 104 around 12:29 p.m. and threatened employees with “an apparent explosive device.”The robber fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, leaving the device behind.
Bank employees were evacuated while police, fire and FBI closed down a section of highway for more than two hours as a precaution, rerouting ferry traffic to side streets. The sailing of the 12:50 p.m. Edmonds-bound ferry was delayed 35 minutes while the vessel was searched.
The robbery suspect is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, wearing a blue hooded parka, blue jeans and a blue-colored baseball cap along with a mustache and beard that a bank employee said looked fake. Information can be reported to the Seattle FBI office at (206) 622-0460, or the Kitsap County Sheriff’s detective division at (360) 337-7111. Anonymous reports can be made to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).