Ballard 7-11 store near Ballard Locks (32nd Ave NW and NW 54th St) was robbed by a man at gun point in the early hours of Thursday morning, March 28. Despite coordinated efforts of the SPD and King County’s Guardian One helicopter the man escaped. Check out this statement released on the SPD Blotter:
A suspect entered a Ballard 7-11 store at 32nd Avenue NW and NW 54th Street just after midnight and pointed a handgun at the clerk, demanding cash. After getting some money, the suspect then fled the store.
Despite a quick and large police response, including King County’s Guardian One helicopter, the suspect was not located. A possible suspect was detained on the south side of the Ballard Locks but neither the clerk or a witness could positively identify the detained person as being involved.
The suspect description is: Middle Eastern male, unknown age, 5’8″ tall, skinny. He was wearing a green jacket with stripes, black “track” pants, and tennis shoes. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
The Robbery Unit will now handle the follow up investigation. Anyone with information on this crime or the suspect is urged to contact Seattle Police.
If you have any information relating to the robbery contact SPD North Precinct at (206) 684-0850.
We will keep readers updated with the progress of the SPD investigation.