EDMONDS, Wash. - Police are investigating a Friday morning assault and robbery at an Edmonds coffee shop.
The incident happened at the Corner Café in the Perrinville area at about 6 a.m. after an employee opened the shop.
Police said a man entered the shop, struck 34-year-old Kristi Lund several times in the face and dragged her to the rear of the business. The man then forced her to hand over money from the business.
The man then fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash.
According to police, Lund heard a car leaving the area shortly after.
Medics treated Lund at the scene for her facial injuries. She visited a doctor with sore ribs and is expected to be OK.
The owners of the shop, Lund’s parents, told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Lee Stoll that they believe that the man has been at the shop before because he knew the safe was in the family’s home office supply store, not the coffee shop.
Lund and her mother told KIRO 7 that they were robbed at gunpoint six years ago. Also, Lund had a concussion two weeks ago after a fall.
Police described the man as 6 feet tall, about 30 years old, wearing a ski mask, jeans, black hoody and dark shoes, which may have been dark tennis shoes.
The employee called 911 after the man left and police arrived shortly after. A K-9 unit with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to search the area, but the search ended in the parking lot area of the coffee shop.
The incident is still under investigation and Edmonds police are asking the public’s help.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Edmonds Police Department tip line at 425-771-0212 or go to the city of Edmonds’ website under the police department.