FBI arrest former Snoqualmie resident for robbing KeyBank in Issaquah
November 4, 2011
By Dan Catchpole
UPDATED — 5:18 p.m. Nov. 4, 2011
FBI agents have arrested a former Snoqualmie resident in connection with an Oct. 28 robbery of a KeyBank branch in Issaquah. He has been charged with first degree robbery in King County Superior Court.
The FBI caught up with the suspect, Christopher Isaac Titian, thanks to the help of Snoqualmie Police Officer Nigel Draveling, who identified the 19-year-old man from surveillance images captured at the bank.
Police with the Safe Streets Task Force, which includes the FBI, obtained a warrant and arrested Titian on Wednesday at a Motel 6 in Everett. He is being held on $200,000 bail.
At about 2:10 p.m. Oct. 28, Titian allegedly walked into a KeyBank branch along Northwest Gilman Boulevard in Issaquah. According to police, the man handed a demand note to a teller, saying “Just read it and do what it says. Don’t push the alarm.”
The bank employee gave the robber $4,000 in $100 bills. He fled the bank on foot with the money.
Police officers searched the area near the bank, 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., but did not locate the man.
Titian already has two convictions for second degree burglary and attempted trafficking in the second degree, according to charging documents.
The burglary charges stem from his involvement in the Jan. 6 burglary of Mount Si High School. Police arrested Titian later that month after identifying him from surveillance camera footage.
Snoqualmie police also arrested him in 2007 for third degree theft.
Dan Catchpole: 392-6434, ext. 246, or email@example.com.