Police need help finding armed robbers

he Seattle Police Department needs the public's help with identifying two men who are believed to be responsible for 13 armed robberies in Seattle since Nov. 21.

They also are suspects in four robberies the King County Sheriff's Office is investigating, one in Renton and one in Kent.

The most recent robbery took place in Madison Valley on Dec. 27 at the Village Mart convenience store, 2811B E. Madison St., during which one of the suspects hit the store employee in the back of the head with a semi-automatic handgun.

The two suspects had entered the store around 4:15 p.m., with one of the men walking behind the cash register and assaulting the store employee, while the other stood near the door.

The first suspect then picked up the cash register, shook it and removed some money.

Both men then fled on foot, heading south, but the store employee was able to chase them a short distance to 29th Avenue East before returning to the store.

The store's security camera was able to capture the suspect's images.

The suspects in seven of the robberies also assaulted their victims, and during another, a victim was shot at when he tried to follow the suspects out of a store.

The first suspect is described as an African-American male, age 18 to 25, with a stocky build, light complexion and slight facial hair. He stands 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds.

The second suspect (at right) is described as an African-American male, age 18 to 25, with a dark complexion. He is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds.

Both suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about these suspects is urged to call the Seattle Police Robbery Unit, at 684-5535.[[In-content Ad]]