A man with a white bandanna covering his face and carrying a pistol robbed the Rose Hill Baskin-Robbins store Wednesday night, and Kirkland police suspect he might be the same gunman who robbed a nearby Texaco store last month.
“We have one white male suspect, he had a semiautomatic pistol and fled on foot,” said Kirkland Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Murray. “We set up a perimeter and did a K-9 search but didn’t locate him.”
The robbery was at about 7:20 p.m. at the ice cream shop on Northeast 85th Street, located just a few blocks from the Redmond line. Staff at the store were not injured. The robber got away with more than $200.
Murray said an armed robber using the same method hit the nearby Texaco station and store at about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27. “We think it might be the same guy,” he said. “He matches the description.”
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, wearing a dark “hoody” and black leather jacket, with a white bandanna covering his face. Police think he might be someone who lives in the neighborhood, and are continuing to investigate.
Anyone with potential information about who the suspect is can contact the Kirkland Police Department at 425-577-5656.
Correction: Because of a source error, an earlier version of this story gave the incorrect date for the first robbery. It took place on Oct. 27, not Nov. 27.