Robbery of Restaurant, Suspect in Custody

On May 14th at approximately 6:07 p.m. officers responded to a pizza restaurant in the 1400 block of East Pine Street for the report of a robbery.  The 911 call indicated that a male suspect was inside threatening employees and telling them to get down.  The suspect demanded money and threatened to shoot the employees.  It was later determined that all the employees had locked themselves in a back office awaiting the arrival of officers.

Upon officers’ arrival on scene the suspect was inside the store, near the front door, holding a bottle of wine.  The suspect was placed under arrest and positively identified by the employees. 

No firearm was located on the suspect and nobody was injured during the attempted robbery.

The 38-year-old male suspect was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.