Update 1:49 pm Tuesday, January 24th The Snoqualmie Police Department has received the robbery video and has released the following photograph of the suspect to the media.
When asked how the Chevron clerk was doing, Captain Brian Lynch said they were “shaken as would be expected after going through something this traumatic.”
Living Snoqualmie also inquired about any injuries in the Tukwila rollover accident and subsequent carjacking and was told there were no injuries involved in that incident.
Captain Lynch told Living Snoqualmie, “We suspect this suspect has been involved in several armed robberies in the area over the last 7-10 days. We are working with the Federal Way Police Department, the Issaquah Police Department, the Auburn Police Department, the Seattle Police Department, and the Washington State Patrol.”
On Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at approximately 9:45 pm, the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to an armed robbery in progress at the Chevron gas station located in the 8000 block of Douglas Ave in Snoqualmie.
The gas station surveillance video showed the suspect entering the gas station armed with what appeared to be a black, semi-auto handgun and firing a single shot into the ceiling as he approached the clerk at the register.
After taking cash from the register, the suspect fled the station, getting into a black Toyota Camry with a rear, red dealer license plate parked near the front door. No one was injured during the robbery.
Shortly after midnight, the same vehicle used in the Snoqualmie robbery was involved in a rollover accident on I-405 in Tukwila in which the driver exited the car and committed an armed carjacking of a red Lexus that had stopped to assist. The red Lexus was later used in another armed robbery in Seattle.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black male 5”7” with a slim build. He wore white/black shoes with red shoelaces, long denim jean shorts, a black sweatshirt with white lettering on the chest, and a red ski mask.
The Toyota Camry was brought to the Snoqualmie Police Department for processing by King County AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) for fingerprints and other evidence.
The Snoqualmie Police Department will be working with several other law enforcement agencies in the Puget Sound region which have experienced similar robberies during the past week.
Please be advised this story will be updated with a suspect photo as soon as gas station video surveillance footage is in possession of the Snoqualmie Police Department.