Suspect in pot shop armed robbery turns himself in, police say

Suspect in pot shop armed robbery turns himself in, police say

SEATTLE — A 20-year-old man who police say is a suspect in the armed robbery of a pot shop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is in custody.

According to police, the man turned himself in to the King County Jail on Thursday.

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Police said around 11:40 p.m. on Dec. 21 the man entered the store, pointed a gun at employees and demanded money.

Police said the man filled a bag with products from behind the counter, but left behind a bag of cash when he left the store.

The employees told police they locked the doors, but the man returned and attempted to get back in.

“When the suspect could not open the doors, he pulled out his gun and fired several times at the door. One of the employees sustained a minor injury as a result,” a spokesperson for the Seattle Police Department wrote in a news release.

Police said the man then left the store.

Police have not identified the suspect or provided any pictures.