Strong armed robbery in North Seattle

On June 28th at approximately 8:40 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a possible robbery at a business in the 14300 Block of Greenwood Avenue North.  There was a 10-minute time delay at the time of the call.  A suspect description was given over the air, and it was said that the suspect punched through the glass window and demanded the money from the register.  The lone employee gave the suspect money from the register, and he fled on foot westbound behind the building. 

 

A short time later, a running, unoccupied vehicle was located in a ditch near the robbery location.  Officers responded and located a witness who provided transport for the driver of that vehicle, who happened to match the suspect description.  The elderly witness transported the possible suspect to a location near NW 80th St /3rd Ave NW.

 

Containment was set up in the area of the robbery and K9 responded to the scene.  After tracking all three possible scenes, and two possible addresses, a suspect was not located.  The possible suspect vehicle was impounded and transported to the SPD Processing Room with a hold for the Robbery Unit. The Robbery Unit will conduct the follow up investigation.