Tukwila police investigating early morning armed robbery of 7-Eleven | Update
By DENNIS BOX
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
August 1, 2011 · Updated 11:02 AM
A Tukwila 7-Eleven, an ampm convenience story in Covington and a 7-Eleven in Bothell were robbed early this morning, Aug. 1 and the King County Sheriff's Office suspect the same three men committed the crimes along with a series of robberies last week.
Tukwila officers responded to an armed robbery call at 3:15 a.m. today.
The robbery was at a 7-Eleven located at 14462 34th Ave. S.
A release from the police department stated when officers arrived they were told three men entered the 7-11 armed with handguns and robbed it.
There were no injuries and the suspects fled in a vehicle.
Sgt. John Urquhart, spokesman for the sheriff's office, stated in a email the Covington ampm located at 17450 SE 272nd St. SE was robbed at 4:35 a.m.
According to Urquhart money and cigarettes were taken by three masked men, at least one was carrying a gun.
The first robbery occurred at about 2 a.m. at a 7-Eleven in Bothell.
Urquhart stated the sheriff's department suspects the crimes were pulled off by the same three men who robbed two convenience stores in Maple Valley July 27.
In the Maple Valley robberies one man, who was armed with a semi-automatic pistol, pointed a gun at the store employee and held him at gunpoint. At the same time, the other two robbers stole money from the cash register and tobacco products.
There were also robberies in Federal Way the sheriff's office suspect are related.
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