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December 30, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Armed robberies in Central Area and Sodo overnight

Seattle police say that employees at a mini market and a fast food restaurant were robbed last night just before midnight.

An employee of a mini market in the Central Area called 911 around 11:40 p.m. to report that he was confronted by three men when he walked out of a restroom. One of the men pointed a gun at the employee and demanded cash. The employee was told to lie down and one of the three men took his wallet.

Meanwhile, the other two were unsuccessful in opening the cash register, so they took the whole thing and took off from the store in the 1900 block of South Jackson street, running south on 20th Avenue South.

The suspects are described as black men, between the ages of 20 and 24 and between 5-feet 7 -inches and 6-feet in height. Two were described as being “skinny” and dressed in a black ski masks, black jackets and black pants. The third man was dressed in a green ski mask, white hooded sweatshirt, black pants and carried a silver semi-automatic handgun.

Patrol officers were called to a fast food restaurant in the 2400 block of 4th Avenue South around 11:58 p.m. for a report of another robbery.

A woman working at a restaurant in the SoDo neighborhood told officers that a man came in as she was closing and demanded cash. She said that the man implied he had a gun and was apologetic about the robbery, according to Seattle police. She said that after the robbery the man told her that he was not armed.

The man is described as a white male, in his 40′s, 6-feet tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hat, dark blue windbreaker and dirty blue jeans.

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