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Commercial burglary in North Seattle

On April 7 at approximately 2:07 a.m. an adult male suspect broke out the glass in the front door of a restaurant in the 1700 block of North 45th Street. Once inside, the suspect removed cash from the cash register. Hearing the noise from upstairs, the business owner went downstairs and confronted the suspect. The owner and the suspect got into a physical altercation at which time the suspect struck the owner over the head with a heavy jar. The suspect was able to break free of the owner and fled the scene on foot. A subsequent K-9 track was unsuccessful and the suspect remains at large. The victim storeowner was treated at the scene by SFD Medics for a head injury. Burglary Detectives are actively investigating.