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Suspect pistol-whipped store clerk in North Seattle robbery

Store clerk injured in early morning robbery.  On August 27th just shortly after 3:00 a.m., a lone black male entered a 7-11 store in the 7200 block of Sandpoint Way NE. The suspect was armed with a handgun and wearing a mask covering his face. The suspect demanded money from the registers. The clerk/victim opened the registers and handed over some money.

The suspect also asked for all the cigarettes and the clerk placed several packs into a couple paper bags. The suspect demanded access to the safe and the victim told him he couldn’t get in. The suspect became angry and pistol-whipped the clerk several times in the head threatening to kill him. The victim pleaded with the suspect and instead handed over his wallet.

The suspect again demanded he open the safe and because he was unable to, he struck the victim several more times in the head and face. The suspect fled the store southbound on Sandpoint Way. He dropped numerous items including the victim’s wallet in his haste to get away. Numerous patrol officers and a K-9 unit responded to the call, but the suspect could not be located.  The victim was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire and transported to University Hospital for several deep lacerations to his head.

The Robbery Unit responded to process the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident and or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call 206-684-5535. Anonymous tips are welcome.