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Help Police Find Robber Who (Figuratively) Stole Food Right Out of a Baby Giraffe’s Mouth

Police are hoping the public can help lead detectives to the gunman who barged into an estate sale Thursday at a home in West Seattle, forced several people onto the ground at gunpoint, and made off with cash and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, which were to be sold to benefit adorable baby animals at the Woodland Park Zoo.

After the robbery, police were able to track down footage captured by privately-owned surveillance cameras, and detectives now believe the suspect fled the scene in a blue two-door 2007 or 2008 Chevy Cobalt. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’9 to 5’10, with a large build and dark hair. He was dressed in a black ski mask, black jacket, and black pants, and was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

Please take a look at the photos above and see if you recognize the suspect who, again, walked into the home of a man who recently passed away—leaving a portion of his estate to the Woodland Park Zoo—and robbed seven people at gunpoint.

If you have any information about the case or recognize the suspect’s car, please contact SPD’s Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.