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Robbery suspect at large

On 2/26/11, at approximately 11:59 p.m., the two victims were parking their vehicle in an alley in the 4700 block of 16 AV NE.  As they pulled into the alley they passed a white male in his teens or 20s, wearing a black stocking cap and black puffy jacket, standing in the alley talking on a cell phone.

The victims parked the car and as they got out, the male that was talking on the cell phone, ran up to them while holding a black handgun and yelled, “Give me your purses!” as he pointed the gun at their mid-sections.

Both females gave up their purses and the male ran away westbound and out of sight.  Neither female was injured in the incident but both were scared for their lives. Officers arrived quickly but were unable to locate the suspect.