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Originally published March 4, 2014 at 6:04 AM | Page modified March 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

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Everett: quick arrest after bank robbery

An Everett, Wash., police spokesman says an officer who responded to a report of a bank robbery at a Chase Bank branch spotted a man matching the robber's description a short distance away and stopped to talk to him.


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EVERETT, Wash. —

An Everett, Wash., police spokesman says an officer who responded to a report of a bank robbery at a Chase Bank branch spotted a man matching the robber's description a short distance away and stopped to talk to him.

Officer Aaron Snell says the man didn't want to chat -- and started running. Officers caught and detained him. Detectives worked with witnesses to positively identify the man as the robbery suspect who handed a note to a teller, collected money and ran from the bank about 5 p.m. Monday.

Snell says 34-year-old William Rivers was arrested for investigation of bank robbery.



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