Police have arrested an Anacortes man shot by a police officer last month and booked him into Snohomish County Jail Wednesday, Oct. 17, in connection with a Key Bank robbery in Stanwood.
Todd Kirkpatrick, 54, has been recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by a Stanwood police officer after a reported Sept. 25 armed robbery, according to a statement released by Aaron Snell, spokesman for the Snohomish County police team investigating the incident.
Though there has been no official confirmation, some law enforcement reports also associate Kirkpatrick with robberies in Mount Vernon and Bellingham in previous months.
The suspected robber was known as the "Phony Pony Bandit" after a man wearing a long black wig pulled into a pony tail hit a handful of banks in the North Sound region. The bandit twice hit Banner Bank in Fairhaven, escaping on a bicycle both times.