Homegrown robbery suspect sought by SPD
Back in February, we reported on an armed robbery at the Upper Queen Anne Homegrown Sandwich Shop. Luckily, no customers were in the store and the employees were unharmed. No doubt, still a scary incident.
Turns out, the suspect in the Homegrown robbery has been rather prolific in his endeavors. He’s been hitting sandwich and coffee shops in the area, and SPD is looking for him, and is seeking tips from the public.
Below is the info from the SPD Blotter, along with photos, a video of the suspect, and a map of the businesses he’s robbed.
Detectives are looking for leads that could help identify an armed robber, who’s been targeting restaurants and coffee shops in Queen Anne, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, and Greenwood over the last three months. [Editor’s note: including the Homegrown on Queen Anne]
The masked suspect has walked into seven different businesses—sometimes just as staff are closing up shop—and demanded money from employees while holding them at gunpoint.
Detectives believe the suspect is a white male, 18-25 years old, between 5’8 and 6’0.
Witnesses have reported seeing the man arrive at or flee from the scene of several robberies in a noticeably dirty dark green minivan. equipped with a rooftop luggage rack.
If you recognize the suspect or have any information about the case, please contact detectives at (206) 684-5535.
Armed robbery at Kerry Park early Monday morning
A tweet came through from SPD this morning that referenced an armed robbery on Highland Dr, and now we have more details. I emailed our SPD West Precinct contact, and in the meantime, the Blotter has been updated with the details.
- There was an armed robbery at 2am today (Monday, March 30th) at Kerry Park
- Three people were robbed at gunpoint by two suspects wearing handkerchiefs over their faces
- SPD stopped a silver Honda nearby, but the victims weren’t able to confirm that the driver and passengers were the suspects
- SPD released the Honda driver and passengers, and seized the vehicle for detectives – no arrests have been made
Detectives are investigating whether car seized early this morning may be linked to a pair of masked gunmen, who robbed three people at gunpoint in a Queen Anne park.
Two women and a man were hanging out in Kerry Park–near 3rd Avenue West and West Prospect Street–around 2 AM when two suspects approached them.
The suspects, both wearing handkerchiefs over their faces and were armed with handguns, took the victims’ wallets and one victim’s cellphone and ordered them to run. The suspects then fired at least one shot into the air before fleeing to a silver Honda.
Officers stopped a silver Honda nearby, but the victims weren’t able to confirm the driver and passengers were the robbery suspects. Officers consulted with the department’s cellphone-tracking expert, but weren’t able to locate the victim’s phone.
After identifying the Honda’s driver and two passengers, police released the trio from the scene and seized their vehicle for detectives.
Robbery detectives are now investigating the case and will search the vehicle for evidence.
Police are searching for two suspects in a daytime home invasion and armed robbery
Seattle police are looking for two suspects who reportedly held a Queen Anne resident at gunpoint while robbing her home this morning. According to the SPD Blotter, officers were called to the 1000 10 block of Fulton Street at the top of the hill at approximately 9:19 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, May 4.
The victim, a 74-year-old woman, told police that the two suspects, who she didn’t know and are described only as “possibly Asian or Latino males” in the report, entered her residence through an open back door at around 8:30 a.m. From the report:
The victim stated that the suspects had plastic ‘zip-ties’ with them, and one of the suspects was armed with a small black pistol.
The suspects held the victim at gunpoint inside her residence. The suspects went through the victim’s residence, taking a large amount of jewelry, cash and two firearms.
The victim, who was not injured in the robbery, called 911 after the suspects left. SPD officers conducted an area search for the suspects, canvassing the surrounding area for other potential victims and evidence of the robbery, but were unable to locate the suspects, or any evidence or witnesses. If you have any information about this crime, please contact SPD immediately.
Armed robbery in Queen Anne, suspects at large
This just in from the SPD blotter:
On September 23rd at approximately 2:44 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 1600 block of Queen Anne Avenue North. Preliminary investigation indicates that two male suspects wearing black ski masks and armed with handguns robbed the convenience store and fled the scene on foot. Officers and K-9 units conducted an extensive area search however, the suspects remain at large. Nobody was injured during the robbery.
SPD says the robbery is part of an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information about the incident, or the identities or whereabouts of the suspects, should call 911 or Seattle Police immediately.