WATCH: Police release surveillance to help identify suspects in recent armed robberies

WATCH: Police release surveillance to help identify suspects in recent armed robberies
Surveillance released by police of the armed robbery on South Othello Street. (Seattle Police Department)

SEATTLE — Detectives with the Seattle Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects involved in two armed robberies at pharmacies Monday night.

Police said the first robbery occurred just before 6 p.m. at a pharmacy located in the 4200 block of South Othello Street.

“Three black males wearing surgical masks, hoods over their heads and gloves entered (the pharmacy). Two of the suspects were armed with guns,” a spokesperson for the police department wrote in a blotter post.

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Police said the suspects stole a bag from the store and fled in a vehicle.

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Officers responded to the scene, and a K-9 team attempted a track, but they were unable to find the suspects, police said.

Thirty minutes later, police said the same three suspects, armed with firearms, entered a grocery store in the 2200 block of East Madison Street.

“Two of the suspects jumped the counter of the pharmacy and forced the employees to open a safe. The suspects took prescription medication and fled out the door prior to police being called,” police said.

Police responded to the scene, but officials said a K-9 unit was again unable to locate the suspects.

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Officials said the investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information on the armed robberies is asked to contact the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 233-5000.