UPDATE – Armed Robbery of a Convenience Store in North Seattle

UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Today at approximately 4:45 p.m. an alert citizen called 911 reporting they believed they had spotted the suspect walking on the west side of the street in the 4300 block of University Way NE.  Patrol officers responded to the area, located the suspect and placed him under arrest. Officers also recovered the knife the suspect used in the robbery.

The officers transported the 19-year-old male suspect to the Robbery Office downtown where he was interviewed by robbery detectives and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

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An armed man remains at large after robbing a convenience store this afternoon in North Seattle.  

At approximately 4:13 p.m. an adult male suspect entered a 7-11 store in the 4200 block of University Way NE and attempted to steal food. When the clerk confronted him, the suspect brandished a knife and threatened to stab the clerk. The suspect then fled southbound. The store clerk was not injured during the incident. 

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

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20’s, 5’11” tall, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and a shaved head.  He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a blue and black jacket, black “Raiders” (NFL) shirt, and black pants.  

Anyone who sees this suspect or who may know his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.

This remains an active and on-going robbery investigation.