December 3rd, 2008
03:59 AM ET

Crime Blotter: Killer face?; Holdup video

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Compiled by Gabriel Falcon
AC360 Writer

Welcome to the 360 Crime Blotter.

Some of the best crime writing comes from cops on the beat. But it’s not fiction. It’s fact, put down on paper in incident reports. We’re going to bring you their first-hand accounts. Taken from police department web sites, the official submissions run the gamut from mundane misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies. They all show what police officers across the country face 365 days a year. So let’s get started:

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Seattle Police Department

The Seattle Police Homicide Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted in a homicide that occurred on November 30th. The suspect is Jose Angel Blanco, AKA Jose A. Blanco-Naranjo. He is 39 years old, described as 6′ 0″ and 190 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He may be driving a silver 2001 BMW with Washington license plate 732PPB. The suspect is the ex-husband of the victim. There is a murder warrant for him. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Seattle Police Department or call 911 immediately.

Hartford, Conn Police Department

Detectives of the Hartford Police Department's Major Crimes Division have released a video of the New Alliance Bank Robbery that occurred on October 29, 2008 at 1700 Park Street, Hartford.

The suspect, depicted in the video, is a Black male wearing a black leather jacket with a white shirt and a black baseball cap. He is estimated to weigh approximately 150 to 190 lbs, has a moustache, glasses, and is wearing a gold chain with a round gold medallion.

On October 29th the suspect entered the New Alliance Bank at approximately 2:50 p.m., approached a teller handing her a note demanding that he be given a bank bag with $5,000.00, or he would kill everyone in the bank. The suspect was last seen fleeing east on Park Street with the bank bag containing an undetermined amount of currency.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to contact Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division Supervising Sergeant Ed Yergeau at 860-757-4256, or call Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

Buffalo, NY Police Department

Buffalo Police are investigating an early morning bank robbery at the HSBC branch on Genesee St., just after 9:15am this morning. Police believe the suspect walked into the bank at 2016 Genesee St. and then handed the teller a note, demanding money. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5'6, with mustache, medium skin tone, wearing a brown coat with blue hoodie. He also had braids in his hair, tied together with a rubber band in the back. He was also wearing a Yankees baseball cap.

The suspect appears to have fled on foot. Anybody with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.

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