Suspect robs Pierce County bank for money to visit mom but gambles it all away, say detectives

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beedlePUYALLUP — Pierce County detectives say a bank robbery suspect identified by numerous tips to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is in custody.  Kyle Beadle has been charged with the September 7th robbery of a Columbia Bank branch on Canyon Rd. in Puyallup.  Deputies say he walked into the bank and handed the teller a note implying he had a gun.  Beadle was identified by many, many tips that came in from the public after the robbery video was featured on Washington’s Most Wanted and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. 

Beadle is currently in custody at the SCORE jail in Kent on unrelated charges and will later be transferred to the Pierce County Jail to face charges for the bank robbery. Court documents show he was polite and cooperative when detectives questioned him. He admitted that he robbed the bank for money to use to visit his mom in Iowa. However, he used the money for his gambling problem instead. 

He is WMW Capture #817!