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Detectives Need Assistance Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

UPDATE 4/30/2019- The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Information developed by robbery detectives led to the identity of the suspect.  After checking several locations, the information was shared with law enforcement partners and the U.S. Marshals Task Force assisted with the coordination of several agencies.  Yesterday the 22-year-old suspect was arrested.  He will be extradited back to Seattle for the robbery.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Detectives are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect from a recent armed robbery to a business in South Seattle.

On February 28th, shortly after 10:00 pm, the suspect robbed a fast-food restaurant in the 3200 block of Rainier Avenue South.  The suspect, described as a black male in his 20’s to 30’s, approximately 5’7″ to 5’9″ tall with a medium build, was wearing a black hooded jacket and black pants.  The suspect implied that he had a gun, although one was not seen by the employees.

The suspect waited outside the business for a customer to leave, then entered the store.  The suspect approached a female employee inside and demanded that she open the store’s safe.  The suspect was wearing latex gloves and had the lower portion of his face covered by a mask.  After taking money from the safe and the registers, the suspect walked out of the business.

Store security cameras captured images of the suspect.  The suspect appears to have a distinct tattoo on his inside right wrist.

Anyone with information about this individual is asked to contact Seattle Police Robbery Detective Rodgers at (206) 684-0821.