Thieves brandish gun, make off with $100 in Safeway groceries

Suspects drove off in a white Honda CRV.

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 3:45pm
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Redmond police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a Safeway location the night of July 17. The two suspects were allegedly seen with a pistol, according to police.

At about 11 p.m. on July 17, a Safeway employee saw two males leave the store, at 15000 Northeast 24th Street, with a basket full of stolen merchandise. The employee called out to the suspects as they fled. One of the two suspects then turned around and allegedly pointed a pistol at the employee.

The suspects made no threats and did not communicate with any store patrons, the employee said. The suspects fled the area westbound on Northeast 24th Street in a white Honda CRV. Police canvassed the area but the suspects could not be located.

The suspects were described as Hispanic males in their 20s. Both were seen wearing baseball hats. One suspect was wearing a Mariners jacket and the other was wearing a great shirt and light-colored pants. The thieves took off with about $100 in groceries, employees said.

There was no video surveillance immediately available when officers responded, RPD spokesperson Andrea Wolf-Buck said. Officers and detectives are working to obtain footage from the store. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

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