Detectives Seek Assistance Identifying Suspects in Central Area Robbery

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men who robbed a clerk at gunpoint on Friday night in the Central Area.

On May 6th, at 10:30 pm, two black males each armed with a handgun and wearing masks and gloves, entered the Village Market in the 2800 block of East Madison Street.  They demanded money from the clerk.  The clerk was pistol-whipped in the mouth and knocked to the floor.  One of the suspects fired a round into the floor of the store.  The clerk sustained injuries during the encounter and was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire.  The suspects fled the store on foot before officers arrived.  Despite an extensive area search, the suspects were not located.  Robbery Unit detectives responded and processed the scene.  The video below is from inside the store that evening.  Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.