Two men remain at large after robbing a jewelry store employee at gunpoint this morning in South Seattle. Early this afternoon officers responded to a 911 report of an armed robbery of a jewelry store located in the 6400 block of MLK Jr. Way South.
The business is controlled by locked doors requiring buzz-in entry. At approximately 11:18 a.m. a 62-year-old female employee (the victim) buzzed-in a lone black male suspect wearing a pink hoodie and holding a gold necklace. The suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded the employee buzz in another black male standing at the door. The victim was too scared to buzz him in, so the suspect let him in. The second suspect, wearing a dark hoodie, was also armed with a handgun. The two suspects jumped over the counter and demanded gold jewelry. The victim was terrified and too afraid to do anything.
The suspects were unable to access the locked glass jewelry display cases, but did remove several pieces of jewelry from the unlocked cases. The victim handed them a couple trays of costume jewelry and the suspects fled the store on foot. Witnesses saw the suspects run behind the store and flee in a silver van. Both suspects remain at large.
The victim was not injured during the robbery however, due to her elevated fear, she delayed calling 911 for over an hour.
Robbery detectives responded to process the scene and continue to actively investigate.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.
Anonymous tips are welcome.