Police arrest suspect in Mount Vernon bank robbery

December 28, 2018

MOUNT VERNON — Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a downtown Mount Vernon bank in late November.

Ali Abdul Al-Buturky, 24, was arrested Monday at a home in Bothell, said Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock.

Al-Buturky is being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center for investigation of first-degree robbery. His bail is $150,000.

According to documents filed in Skagit County Superior Court, Al-Buturky allegedly walked into the downtown U.S. Bank location about 4 p.m. Nov. 28 and handed a note to a teller demanding money.

He allegedly told the teller he was armed and dangerous, according to court documents.

After the robbery, the suspect left the bank, and security cameras in the area spotted him getting into a red or maroon Lexus and driving away, police previously stated.

The vehicle, which was determined to be registered to Al-Buturky, was stopped by law enforcement in Everett, but Al-Buturky was not in the vehicle.

Cammock said the wide distribution of the suspect’s name and photo helped lead to Al-Buturky’s arrest less than a week later.

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