Robber planned to flee underwater

The robber of an Olympia, WA, bank apparently planned to escape underwater.  As reported in a Jan 15 article in the Seattle Times:

A bank robber who wore a wet suit under his clothes and tried to escape with scuba tanks into Puget Sound has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.


Police saw his fleeing car crash through a gate at an industrial area on Budd Inlet. Coma got out with scuba tanks and ran toward the water.

He threw a backpack containing the robbery money into the Sound but was tackled before he was able to enter the water.

Police recovered $6,000 taken from the bank and found a loaded rifle used in the robbery.

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