Robbery suspect said to have struck employee with metal pipe

Shortly after 11:40 a.m. Saturday, Everett police responded to a call about a commercial robbery in the 2600 block of 16th Street.

When officers arrived at the scene they were told a male had entered the business, walked around the counter, then used a metal pipe to strike a 54-year-old female employee, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.

The suspect did not make any demands or say anything to the female employee before he began attacking her, police said. The victim is from Everett.

After the suspect struck the victim police said he then threw the cash register to the ground and it broke. He took the cash drawer with money in it and left.

Witnesses watched the suspect get into a waiting vehicle that left the business, headed toward Broadway Avenue.

The suspect is described as being in his mid to late 20s, is about 5-feet 7-inches tall with a somewhat slim build and about 160 pounds. He wore a light and dark colored baseball hat with a logo on the front and dark jacket and pants.

The vehicle is described as an early 2000s model beige or silver minivan. Witnesses said it was possibly a Chrysler. The vehicle was driven by a white female with dark shoulder-length hair and sunglasses. A male passenger was also seen in the vehicle.

The victim was transported to Providence Medical Center – Colby campus to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are conducting an investigation.