Businesses locked down, man arrested after Lynnwood robbery

LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- Several Lynnwood businesses were put on lockdown Thursday evening while police searched for an armed bank robber.

Police say an armed 50-year-old man walked into a Highway 99 US Bank just after 5 p.m. and demanded money. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled the bank on foot.

While investigating at the scene, police found what they believed to be the robber's car parked in a nearby shopping center.

Lynnwood and Edmonds police couldn't tell if the robber was inside the parked car due to the number of items in its backseat. A number of businesses in the shopping center were put on lockdown while police observed the car.

Detectives eventually determined the robber wasn't in the car. At roughly 7 p.m., as officers and a K-9 unit canvassed the area, a witness came forward to say they may have seen the robber north of the complex.

Police searched the area and found the man. He hasn't been identified, but police say he is the registered owner of the car parked in the lot.

Detectives are applying for a warrant to search the parked car, and they expected to find a gun and money inside.