• Deputies search for suspect in SeaTac Subway robbery

    By: Jessica Oh

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    SEATAC, Wash. - Detectives in King County are searching for a man who robbed a Subway in SeaTac on November 15.

    The man told the employee he had a gun and made violent threats, which got the victim to comply faster, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

    The surveillance video of the robbery shows the suspect walking into the restaurant on International Boulevard at night. He covered his face, but it's his words detectives want people to hear:

    "You got about five seconds to open the (expletive) register or I'm going to blow your (expletive) brains out," the suspect yells.

    The victim is shocked by the violent demand. The man said he had a gun in his pocket, so he complied.

    "Don't do anything stupid or I'll blow your (expletive) head off," the suspect says.

    The employee opens the register and hands over the cash. The suspect got away. His face may have been covered, but Sgt. Ryan Abbott hopes someone will recognize his voice.

    "His voice is very distinct," Sgt. Abbott says, "For the safety of everybody, we need to figure out who this guy is."

    Customer Gene-Rene Bouchere was shocked to hear about the violent confrontation inside the Subway.

    "This is really bad that this happened," he said.

    Businesses in the area expressed concerns after the robbery. Cassie Romero works at L&L Barbeque next door.

    "I don't know what I would have done in his position to be honest. That's really scary," she said.

    Anyone with information is asked to speak to a major crimes detectives with the King County Sheriff's Office.


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