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Police arrest attempted US Bank robbery suspect near Kennewick McDonalds

Police arrest attempted US Bank robbery suspect near Kennewick McDonalds

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police in Kennewick have arrested a suspect involved in demanding money from a local bank.

Reports said Kennewick Police Department (KPD) investigated an attempted robbery at a U.S. bank located at 1221 N Columbia Center Boulevard around 3:55 p.m. Thursday.

40-year-old Keovongpaseuth Thavone was believed to have presented a note which demanded cash but left on foot without money authorities said.

According to reports, McDonalds employees saw the suspect inside the restaurant located at 7505 W Clearwater Friday morning and called 911 to report a suspicious male who matched the robbery suspect description.

Police responded to find a suspect that matched the bank surveillance description near the McDonalds restaurant wearing the same outfit as the one described in the robbery report.

KPD officials arrested Thavone without incident. He was booked into Benton County Jail for first degree robbery after police interviewed him.

Reports said no one was harmed at the time of the arrest.


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Police are investigating an attempted bank robbery incident at a Kennewick US bank.

Authorities with Kennewick Police Department (KPD) said an unidentified Asian man entered the US Bank located at 1221 N Columbia Center Boulevard Thursday, March 30 around 3:55 p.m. and presented a note which demanded an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect left the scene on foot without any money, did not display a weapon and did not injure anyone in the incident according to police reports.

Witnesses describe the suspect as an Asian male about 5'10 with a thin build. His name and age are unknown.

He was wearing a red beanie style cap and a black coat with the hood down and a small backpack reports said.

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