Everett Police Major Crime Detectives investigating the Wells Fargo Bank robbery are releasing additional information about the case and are seeking the public’s help.
At about 5:00 p.m. on the evening of January 23, 2013, a female student attending Everett Community College returned to her vehicle parked on a public street near the college. As she neared her vehicle, an African-American male walked up, pointed a gun and demanded she get into her vehicle. Once inside, the man directed the student to drive to numerous locations around north Everett and the downtown district. At one point the man directed the student to park in downtown Everett. Before getting out, he threatened the student that if she left he would find and kill her since he knew her license plate number. The student was afraid and remained in the parked vehicle. The man returned and directed her to additional locations in Everett.
Just before 6:00 p.m., the man directed the student to drive to the Wells Fargo Bank at 1801 Broadway Ave and ordered her to wait. The man returned within minutes and instructed the student to drive and drop him off near where he first abducted her.
The student was not injured and later drove to the police department to report the crime.
During the incident, the student drove a newer style, white four-door sedan.
Detectives are investigating the incident as a kidnapping and a bank robbery.
We would like anyone who noticed a suspicious vehicle, person or activity in North Everett or who has information about the bank robbery to please call 911, the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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