01/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 14:34
Update: The 20-year-old suspect from the marijuana store robbery last month on Capitol Hill turned himself in to the King County Jail
Original Post 12/22/2019:
Forgetful Robber Steals Marijuana, Leaves Behind Bag of Cash
Robbery detectives are conducting the investigation following an armed robbery to a marijuana store late Saturday night. One employee sustained a minor injury to his hand when shots were fired by the suspect. On Saturday, December 21st, at approximately 11:40 pm, East Precinct officers responded to a report of a robbery and shots fired at a business in the 1400 block of East Republican Street. According to witnesses, an unknown male entered the business and pointed a gun at employees, demanding money. The suspect also filled a bag with products from behind the counter. The suspect then left the store, leaving behind the bag of cash. The employees immediately locked the front door, but the suspect returned, attempting to get back in. When the suspect could not open the doors, he pulled out his gun and fired several times at the door. One of the employees sustained a minor injury as a result. The suspect left when he could not get back inside the store. Responding officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect. Robbery detectives responded and processed the scene and collected evidence and statements. This remains an active and on-going investigation.