Police are looking for public assistance in locating two masked men from a Madison Valley armed robbery at a local shop, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m. last Friday, May 6th.
According to the police report, the masked men entered the Village Market, which is in the 2800 block of East Madison Street, and demanded money from the store clerk. In the security video footage, one of the suspects can be seen hurriedly gathering cash from the floor after overturning the opened cash drawer, while the other holds the clerk at gunpoint and forces him out of the camera shot.
Next, according to SPD, they pistol-whipped the clerk in the mouth and knocked him to the floor. One of the men fired a round into the floor, before the two men fled on foot.
Seattle Police arrived and enacted an extensive search for the suspects, but were unable to find them. Firefighters treated the clerk for his non-life-threatening injuries at the scene.
This remains an open investigation as police continue to hunt for the suspects, who are described as two black men. Both were wearing masks and gloves, so additional distinguishing features were unavailable.
If you have any information about the suspects, please call the SPD’s Robbery Unit: (206) 684-5535.