Beginning October 21st, 2012 multiple cities from Everett to Renton have been hit with a total of 18 armed robberies, with the latest taking place January 16th in Kirkland. This was the 7th armed robbery by this suspect here in Kirkland. In each incident, the suspect is wearing gloves and displays a black handgun. The businesses robbed have included Subway restaurants, Baskin Robbins, various gas stations and coffee stands. The suspect demands money from the till and leaves on foot. The suspect has been described as a white or Hispanic male ranging in age from 25-30 years old, 5’2” to 5’6”, with a stocky build. He typically wears a stocking type hat with a hood pulled up and a bandana concealing the lower portion of his face. It is believed that the suspect is leaving the scene in a nearby staged getaway vehicle and may not be working alone.
The Bellevue Police Department originally released the above sketch with their news release a few weeks ago. Additional surveillance photos from some of the Kirkland and Everett Robberies are detailed below.
If you have any information regarding these crimes, please contact the Kirkland Police Department Tipline at 425-587-3515.