Seattle robbery suspect Santa
If you recognize this suspected bank robber, police want you to call the robbery unit at 206-684-5535. (Seattle Police)

Police search for Bad Santa in Seattle robbery attempt

Police are looking for a man who left his Santa hat on a bus after trying to rob a Seattle bank on Monday.

Detectives say the suspect walked into a bank in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, handed the teller a poorly spelled demand note, and then left without any money.

It's not clear why the suspect walked out, but it could be that the Bank of America teller didn't understand the demand. The note read: "this is a robary."

The suspect hopped on a bus as the bank staff called police. Police say he left behind his Santa hat as he got off the bus.

If you recognize the suspect, police want you to call the robbery (not robary) unit at 206-684-5535.


Stephanie Klein, MyNorthwest.com Editor
Stephanie joined the MyNorthwest.com team in February 2008. She has built the site into a two-time National Edward R. Murrow Award winner (Best Radio Website 2010, 2012).
Top Stories

  • Back In Boom
    Seahawks' defense returns to its dominant form against Arizona

  • 'Tis the Ski Season
    Cascade ski areas are crossing their fingers for an early start to the season
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.