North Seattle motel robbed, suspects still at large

A man armed with a handgun confronted the night clerk of the Marco Polo Motel last night shortly before midnight.  The suspect confronted the clerk just outside the office of the motel, located at 4114 Aurora Avenue North, and then  forced the victim back into the office where he demanded access to the safe.  The suspect took cash and several other items.  The suspect then tied up the victim and left him in the office before fleeing in an unknown direction.  The clerk was able to free himself and call 911.  The clerk was not injured.  Police arrived quickly but the suspect was not located.  Robbery detectives also responded and interviewed the victim and processed the scene.  The only description of the suspect is a Hispanic male, in his 30’s, armed with a handgun. Although a second suspect was not seen, it appeared that the suspect was speaking to an accomplice on his cell phone.    This remains an active and on-going robbery investigation.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 911.