Update:The two men involved in a traffic accident and subsequently detained on suspicion of robbing a Bellevue bank suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident and were taken to Overlake Hospital. Once they’re released from the hospital, they’ll be booked into the King County jail, Bellevue police say. They’re suspected of robbing not only the Bellevue bank, but also a bank in Kirkland.
Their car was stopped on the on-ramp to State Route 520 from Northeast 10th Street, not I-405 as earlier reported. Two cars were struck by the suspect’s vehicle, and another person hit by the vehicle was also taken to Overlake with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Bellevue Police have detained two men in a traffic incident on Interstate 405, and are trying to determine whether they’re connected to a bank robbery that occurred today at Banner Bank, in the 12400 block of Bel-Red Road.
A police spokesman said that just after 6 p.m., a man approached a teller at the bank and handed over a note demanding money. No weapon was visible, and nobody was hurt.
The man fled, and shortly thereafter police began chasing a car that was being driven recklessly. The driver hit several other cars.
The car finally stopped on I-405 near Highway 520 because it was disabled.
Police said they were interviewing witnesses to see if one of the men matched the description of the robber.