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MV police identify man suspected of bank robbery

December 21, 2018

MOUNT VERNON — An arrest warrant has been issued for the man suspected of robbing a downtown Mount Vernon bank late last month.

The Mount Vernon Police Department on Thursday issued a news release identifying the suspect as 24-year-old Ali Abdul Al-Buturky.

According to documents filed in Skagit County Superior Court, Al-Buturky will be charged with first-degree robbery for allegedly walking into the U.S. Bank location about 4 p.m. Nov. 28 and delivering a note to a teller demanding money.

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

He then left the bank, and security cameras in the area spotted him getting into a red or maroon Lexus and driving away, according to the news release.

After distributing images of the suspect, the Mount Vernon Police Department received several tips from other law enforcement agencies — including the Lake Stevens, Marysville and Tulalip tribe police departments, as well as the state Department of Corrections — identifying the man as Al-Buturky.

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

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police dispatch at 360-428-3211 or the Mount Vernon Police Department at 360-336-0632.

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