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Freeland bank robbed by masked man

A masked man approaches the counter at the Freeland Chase Bank Thursday during a robbery in this photo released by the Island County Sheriff
A masked man approaches the counter at the Freeland Chase Bank Thursday during a robbery in this photo released by the Island County Sheriff's Office.
— image credit: Island County Sheriff's Office

The Chase Bank branch in Freeland was robbed by a masked man late Thursday afternoon.

Det. Ed Wallace of the Island County Sheriff's Office said a man wearing a white dust mask walked into the Freeland bank at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 14 and demanded money.

Wallace said the suspect made it sound like he had a weapon, but did not show one. He then fled from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber was described as a 6'0 to 6'2 white male with a medium build, wearing a blue hooded zip-up sweatshirt with a white T-shirt underneath. He was carrying a blue bag and also wearing blue workout pants with a white/gray/white stripe, black shoes and latex gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ICOM dispatch center at 360-679-9567.

See all of the images from the robbery that were released by the sheriff's office here.

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