Man leaves KKK-type robe and rope at local business
Redmond, WA - On Jan 20th, 2016 at 5:45pm, Redmond Police responded to a local store near the 16000 block of Redmond Way when a store employee called to report they felt threatened. A white male, mid-20s, brown hair, 5'10'' with an athletic/stocky build, had entered their store and left behind items that resembled Ku Klux Klan items.
An employee and the store owner reported that he came into the store and offered to sell some clothes. The store purchased some articles from the customer. After exhibiting some suspicious behavior, the man left the store and the staff noted that he left another bag behind. After looking through it, they found a white robe, white hood with eye holes, and a loose rope, all of which appeared to be items similar to those worn by the Ku Klux Klan. The store owner, who is black, believes this was a threat to herself.
Redmond Police is taking this incident very seriously and immediately started a thorough investigation. We have determined the robe has two patches on the back that resemble the "Blood Drop" symbol associated with the "KKK".
We are not aware of other incidents, but as a precaution, we have increased patrols in the area and are engaging closely with store employees.
We are currently attempting to identify the harassment suspect, depicted in this sketch pictured below. If you have information that may help with this investigation, or believe you know the identity of this man, please contact Detective D'Amico at 425.556.2669, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will release updates when appropriate.