Armed robbers hit gas stations in Federal Way, Kent, Renton

Surveillance video of a suspect in an armed robbery Sept. 19 in Federal Way. - Courtesy of Federal Way Police Department
Surveillance video of a suspect in an armed robbery Sept. 19 in Federal Way.
— image credit: Courtesy of Federal Way Police Department

Two gas stations in Federal Way were robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning in an apparent spree across South King County.

The incidents were caught on surveillance video. Federal Way police believe the robberies involve the same suspects, who are still at large.

Federal Way police report that a third robbery occurred in Renton at a convenience store at 2:11 a.m. with the same methods and suspect descriptions. Kent police confirmed that two robberies with similar suspect descriptions and actions took place Sept. 13.

At 1:24 a.m., police responded to an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station, 1712 S. 356th St., near Enchanted Parkway.

Two black male suspects robbed the store at gunpoint. No injuries were reported. Police say a K-9 search was negative, and it is unknown whether the suspects fled on foot or in a vehicle.

About 20 minutes later, police were called to the scene of another robbery at the 7-Eleven, 28719 Military Road S., near South 288th Street. Police say the same two suspects robbed the store at gunpoint.

The clerk struggled with one or both of the suspects, resulting in a non-life-threatening injury to the head and face, according to police. The suspects did not leave with any money, police report.

The case is under investigation. More information will be reported when available.

Suspect descriptions

• Suspect 1: Black male, age 20-25, between 5-feet-6 and 5-feet-9-inches tall. He wore a turquoise jumpsuit for the first robbery with navy blue gloves and a dark colored stocking cap with a blue bandana covering his face. In the second robbery, this suspect was wearing a black shirt, black pants, a dark colored stocking cap, and dark colored gloves. Both times this suspect was carrying a silver semi-automatic handgun.

• Suspect 2: Black male, age 20-25, 5-feet-9 to 5-feet-11-inches tall, with a short beard. He wore black pants, a black hoodie sweatshirt, a gray stocking cap, white gloves and shoes, with a white scarf or shirt covering his face.


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