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Bank Robber Wearing ‘Scream’ Mask Doesn’t Get Far

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A bank robber wearing a "Scream" mask was quickly apprehended by Seattle police. (Getty Images)

A bank robber wearing a “Scream” mask was quickly apprehended by Seattle police. (Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (AP) — With only a few days to go before Halloween, the Seattle bank robber who donned a “scream” mask gets no points for originality.

And police say the suspect didn’t get far.

Detective Renee Witt says the robber implied he had a weapon Friday afternoon, jumped over a counter at a Wells Fargo Bank branch in a Safeway store and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Arriving police quickly set up a containment area and arrested a man located in his nearby vehicle.

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