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Armed Robbery in Montlake

An armed man remains at large this evening after robbing a store in Montlake this morning.  At approximately 11:35 a.m. officers responded to the 2300 block of 24th Avenue East for the report of an armed robbery of a store.  Preliminary investigation indicates that an unknown male suspect walked into Mont’s Market and asked for change.  When the clerk opened the cash register, the suspect pulled a black handgun and demanded money.  The clerk dropped to the ground but the suspect ordered her back up and forced her to empty the register.  The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

The clerk, a 53-year-old woman, fled to the back of the store and then went to an adjacent business to call 911. She was not injured.

Responding officers conducted an area search however, the suspect remains at large.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s to 40’s with a thin build and last seen wearing a dark blue knit hat, dark blue scarf and ¾ length black coat.  He was armed with black handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident. 

Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.