The first robbery was just after 10am in Federal Way. He walked into the store at 32935 1st Avenue South and asked the employee for a cookie. Police say he told her, “I’m gonna need you to give me all of the money.” She could see a large bulge when he put his hands in his pockets and believed he was armed with a gun. He left out the front door after stealing the cash.
Auburn Police say later that afternoon at around 4:15pm, the same suspect entered the Subway at 4798 Auburn Way N and fired a shot into the ground after the employee declined three times to give him the money. The bullet hit a soda vending machine guard and then ricocheted. The employee wasn’t hit. The suspect then went to the till and stole the cash before running east toward D St NE.
“We feel he's going to do it again,” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “He's very calm, it's obviously not the first time, so we got a guy that's out there, he's dangerous and he is armed."
Detectives described the suspect as White or Hispanic, in his mid to late 20's, approximately 5'10" with a medium build.
If you recognize anything about him, or know his name, or where he lives -- please submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound by using the P3 Tips App on your smart phone or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit the information at http://www.P3Tips.com.