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Armed robber hits Fall City
The Fall City branch of the Sno Falls Credit Union, located at
4219 Preston-Fall City Road S.E., was the victim of a successful armed
robbery on Monday morning.
At about 9:50 a.m., an individual _ described as a white male in his
20s, wearing a black ski mask, gray sweats and maroon sweatshirt _ entered
the office, brandished a small-caliber handgun, and departed with an
unannounced amount of cash. Neither of the credit union employees on duty
at the time were injured.
"We got the call about 9:51," commented King County Sheriff's
Deputy John Urquhart. "He left on foot. We searched but never found him."
Urquhart added the case has been turned over to the FBI for further
investigation. The FBI regularly assumes responsibility for armed
robberies from financial institutions.
According to credit union president and CEO Linda Larion,
the names of the two employees who were involved are being withheld for
the time being. "Our main concern is for their safety," she stated.
"This has never happened to the credit union before," Larion
continued. "We have security systems, including video cameras, and we
turned everything over to them. They'll be looking at that."
Larion was thankful neither of the credit union employees were hurt,
although obviously they were quite rattled from the experience. She
did compliment the response by the deputies, saying, "They did a great
job. Their response time was great."