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West Seattle pizza shop robbed last night

An unknown suspect broke out a window, entered the store and assaulted the employee before taking some cash and fleeing in a strange incident last night in West Seattle.

At around 11:30 last night, Southwest Precinct officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Papa John’s Pizza located in the 5200 Block of California Avenue SW.  The call indicated that the store was closed, and there was one employee inside finishing up paperwork.  The victim told officers that he was in the back office when he heard a loud crashing sound coming from the front of the store.  He went to investigate and saw a man wearing all black standing inside the store.  The suspect then walked around the counter and punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground.  The suspect then took some cash and ran out the back door.

Officers quickly set up containment and a K-9 team responded to assist with the search for the suspect.  Some items of clothing were located in the alley behind the store which were collected for evidence.  Unfortunately the suspect was not located. 

The suspect was described as a white male, in his 20’s or 30’s,  approximately 6′ 2″, brown goatee, wearing a black hat, black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and boots.  This incident will be forwarded to the Robbery Unit for follow up.  Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Seattle Police.