A suspect entered a Ballard 7-11 store at 32nd Avenue NW and NW 54th Street just after midnight and pointed a handgun at the clerk, demanding cash. After getting some money, the suspect then fled the store.
Despite a quick and large police response, including King County’s Guardian One helicopter, the suspect was not located. A possible suspect was detained on the south side of the Ballard Locks but neither the clerk or a witness could positively identify the detained person as being involved.
The suspect description is: Middle Eastern male, unknown age, 5’8″ tall, skinny. He was wearing a green jacket with stripes, black “track” pants, and tennis shoes. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
The Robbery Unit will now handle the follow up investigation. Anyone with information on this crime or the suspect is urged to contact Seattle Police.