SPD arrests suspected Wells Fargo bank robber

Posted on February 9th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

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KIRO 7 has reported that the Seattle Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the latest Upper Queen Anne Wells Fargo bank robbery.

The bank has had two robberies since October, the latest occuring on January 29th. The suspect was captured on video, and his photo posted on KIRO’s Facebook page led to a Verizon employee recognizing him.

Check out the story on KIRO, here’s an excerpt:

Facebook post helps Verizon employees recognize accused bank robber
By Linzi Sheldon

A Verizon Wireless employee called police after recognizing a robbery suspect from a KIRO 7 Facebook post.

George Zirkle, 21, is being held at King County Jail, accused of stealing $8,700 from a bank in Queen Anne on Jan. 29.

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