Deputies search for suspect in Safeway robberies

Deputies search for suspect in Safeway robberies
Photo from the King County Sheriff's Office of Ahmed F. Omar (KCSO)

Deputies with the King County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in finding a robbery suspect.

Ahmed F. Omar, 21, set up robberies at two different Safeway stores, deputies said.

A first-degree robbery warrant has been issued for Omar’s arrest.

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Deputies said Omar pushed an employee to the ground, and fractured her shoulder, after taking a till during one of the robberies.

During the second robbery, deputies said Omar and an accomplice ran from the store after taking a till when a witness tripped him.

“(Omar) punched the witness in the face, grabbed the till and ran with it,” a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release.

Omar is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 150 pounds.

Anyone who sees Omar is urged to not contact him, but to call 911 instead.

Deputies said Omar’s last known address is in Seattle, but said he spends most of his time in south King County.

The warrant issued for Omar’s arrest is extraditable in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.