Early in the morning of May 5, a lone gunman robbed a Wallingford-area business at gunpoint of $350 dollars in a 75-second heist, according to the filed police report.
At 1:58 a.m. last Wednesday, Seattle police officers were dispatched to the 3900 block of Stone Way N to investigate an armed robbery after a suspect walked into a store holding a black semi-automatic pistol, allegedly aimed it at an employee, and demanded money. The police report indicates that the suspect pushed the victim behind the counter, towards the registers, which the victim opened. The suspect allegedly stuffed money from both registers—totaling $350—into the pockets of his hooded sweatshirt and then yelled "WHERE ARE THE BIG BILLS?" according to the report. When the victim couldn't provide any, the suspect ordered him face down onto the ground and allegedly told the victim to "count to 100 before getting up—or he would be shot."
The police report states that in-store surveillance video confirms the victim's description of the suspect as a 6'2" mixed-race male weighing approximately 210 lbs. The suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap, a bandanna partially obscuring his face, and black gloves on both hands. Officers conducted a search of the area but couldn't locate the suspect.