Witnesses tackle man who runs from bank with cash

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Everett, Wash., police spokesman says people noticed when a man approached a Wells Fargo bank branch, pulled his shirt up to cover most of his face and walked inside. Passers-by called police.

Spokesman Aaron Snell says when the man ran out of the bank carrying cash Tuesday afternoon, the witnesses gave chase.

Snell says the man ran into a parked car and dropped the money. By that time, the group of about six pursuers had caught up and tackled him, holding him until police arrived.

The man was arrested. Snell said he expected the man would be booked into jail for investigation of first-degree robbery.

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