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Update: Suspect Arrested in Ongoing Investigation of Northgate Armed Robbery

Update 2/26/18:

North Precinct patrol officers arrested a 26-year-old man Monday morning in connection with the ongoing investigation into last week’s Northgate armed robbery.  Robbery detectives have interviewed the suspect who they now believe to be responsible for up to five additional robberies in Seattle and other nearby cities.  Detectives have booked the man into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.


Original 2/22/18:

Robbery detectives are investigating after a North Seattle Drug Store was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.

A 20-year-old woman was working the register at a store in the 800 block of Northeast Northgate Way just before 11 p.m.  The clerk was checking out items for a 24-year-old woman when a man wearing a hoodie and a mask over his face walked up to the register.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register.  The clerk had difficulty opening the register and the suspect eventually gave up.  The suspect then took the customer’s purse and fled the scene.

K-9 officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. Robbery detectives are now working to locate any possible surveillance video from the area that may help identify the suspect.  If you have any information about this case please call robbery detectives at (206)684-5535 and reference case number 2018-65356.