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Police search for suspect who robbed 7 Kirkland businesses, 11 others
Kirkland police are searching for the man who has robbed seven Kirkland businesses, with the most recent business hit Wednesday.
The Chevron's robbery on Northeast 85th Street was the latest of 18 other armed robberies, which have occurred since Oct. 21, 2012. The robberies have spanned from Everett to Renton.
The man, who matches previous descriptions, took an undisclosed amount of money from the Kirkland Chevron at around 11:20 a.m. yesterday, but Lt. Mike Murray with the Kirkland Police Department, speculates it was between $150-$200.
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. One of these includes the Kirkland Shell gas station on Northeast 68th Street, which was robbed on Dec. 27. 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 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 6 inches, 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. Police believed that the suspect left the scene in a nearby staged getaway vehicle and may not be working alone.