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Police: Bank robber armed with knives, face tattoo arrested

Police: Bank robber armed with knives, face tattoo arrested
Police respond to the bank robbery in the 4100 block of University Way Northeast in the U-District.
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SEATTLE -- Police arrested a man -- given away by his face tattoo -- believed to have robbed two Seattle banks at knifepoint Friday morning in Capitol Hill.

According to the Seattle Police Department, a man with a face tattoo and two large knives robbed a bank in the 4100 block of University Way Northeast in the U-District around 9 a.m., stuffing the money in his shirt and walking out of the bank.

Officers were unable to find the suspect, but a Metro driver said he believed he saw the suspect board a bus.

Around 11:15 a.m., a man with a face tattoo and a knife robbed a bank near Broadway and East Republican Street, according to police.

A parking enforcement officer saw the suspect half-a-dozen blocks away and called in other officers, who arrested him.

According to police, the suspect had two knives on him at the time of his arrest.

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