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Suspect Robs Ballard 7-11 Store at Gunpoint, Flees

A suspect entered a Ballard 7-11 store at 32nd Avenue NW and NW 54th Street just after midnight and pointed a handgun at the clerk, demanding cash.  After getting some money, the suspect then fled the store.

Despite a quick and large police response, including King County’s Guardian One helicopter, the suspect was not located.  A possible suspect was detained on the south side of the Ballard Locks but neither the clerk or a witness could positively identify the detained person as being involved.

The suspect description is: Middle Eastern male, unknown age, 5’8″ tall, skinny.  He was wearing a green jacket with stripes, black “track” pants, and tennis shoes.  He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

The Robbery Unit will now handle the follow up investigation.  Anyone with information on this crime or the suspect is urged to contact Seattle Police.