Police search for armed man in beauty supply store hold-up

by: Terra Sullivan Updated:

Seattle police officers continue to search for a man who robbed a Sally Beauty Supply store in Northgate at gun point Saturday morning.

Officers responded to the store located in the 800 block of NE Northgate Way around 9:27 a.m. in regards to an armed robbery.

Officers say a man wearing a bandanna over his face approached the checkout counter and ordered the female employee to open the register and hand over any cash that was inside.

The employee handed over the money and the suspect then ordered her to empty the store's safe which contained a bank deposit bag and receipts.

The suspect then ordered the woman to put her hands behind her head, threatening to bind her hands. As the suspect was forcing the employee into the back office, two customers

came into the store and the suspect fled from the scene.  Officers searched the area but were unable to locate a suspect. Officers say the employee was not injured.

There is no suspect description available at this time. Robbery detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.