New photos released of Newcastle bank robber

March 29, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. March 29, 2011

KeyBank robber at Safeway, photo one

The man who robbed the Newcastle KeyBank was caught on camera when he fled across the parking lot to Safeway.

The King County Sheriff’s Office released new photos March 29 of the man who robbed KeyBank, 6917 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., March 18.

After robbing the bank, the man fled on foot across the parking lot to Safeway, 6911 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., where he entered through the south entrance. He took off his jacket, cap and glasses in the store and left through the north entrance.

Surveillance cameras at Safeway recorded the photos.

The man robbed KeyBank at about 12:20 p.m. that day. He walked inside and delivered a handwritten note to the teller explaining that he was robbing the bank, sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said. The teller did not see a weapon, but he gave the man money from the till and tripped the bank’s alarm.

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Officials to host meeting about May Valley sex offender

March 29, 2011

NEW — 10: 30 a.m. March 29, 2011

Robert Eugene Berry

Robert Eugene Berry

King County Sheriff’s Office and Issaquah School District officials reached out to parents Wednesday, because a registered sex offender is moving to May Valley.

The sheriff’s office is holding a sexual-offender notification meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. April 20 at Apollo Elementary School, 15025 S.E. 117th St., Renton.

The offender, Randall Eugene Berry, is moving to the 18800 block of Southeast May Valley Road. People living near Berry’s residence received mailers about the move.

Berry was charged with first-degree rape in 1984. Posing as an off-duty police officer with a fake badge, he used his vehicle’s headlights or emergency flashers to stop women who were driving alone, according to the sheriff’s office. He then told victims they had committed a traffic violation, or that they had defective vehicle equipment.

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