Police rushed to Market St. near 15th Ave. just before 11 last night after a report of a shoplifter inside Bartell’s Drugs.
Police tell My Ballard that a 35-year-old male entered the store and began taking food items and eating them. When confronted by store employees, “he took several swings at them,” said Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson.
The suspect fled and was stopped a short distance away, near 17th Ave. and arrested for robbery.
“There are now 9 police cars at the southeast corner of 17th NW and NW Market,” said Silver in the My Ballard Facebook Group soon after it happened.
The fire department was called to evaluate the employees for any injuries, but no one was taken to the hospital. (Thank you Silver for the heads up and the photo.)