On 01/03/18, at about 5:39 pm, Redmond Police responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in the 8800 block of 161st Ave NE at the Mud Bay Pet Store. The victim called 911 to report that she was just robbed at gunpoint inside the business.
The suspect approached the victim inside of a store, pointed a handgun at her, and indicated for her purse. The victim immediately surrendered her property and the suspect fled. The victim and witnesses described the male as a black male in his 20s, about 5'9" to 5'11" with a lean build. The suspect was lighter skinned with dark eyes and a hood covering his head. The victim worked with a sketch artist and the sketch is attached.
A police K9 from the Renton Police Department assisted in attempting to track the suspect but the suspect was not located.
Anyone with information can call 911 or, if in a safe location, the Redmond Police Department non-emergency line at 425.556.2500. Redmond Police are actively investigating this case and appreciate any suspect info that can help identify this brazen robber.
-- Andrea Wolf-Buck, Public Engagement Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 425-440-1316 (edited press release to identify robbery location)