EVERETT, Wash. -- Detectives need help identifying an armed robber before his crimes turn violent.
This thief has been busy -- police said he’s already hit at least three stores in the Everett area. Investigators believe the robber’s fashion choices could lead to his arrest.
Jo-Lee Brown said her co-worker at the AM/PM gas station on Rucker Avenue was the robber’s first victim.
“She was pretty shaken up a little bit; she took a couple days off,” she said. “No one was hurt. thankfully.”
Cameras recorded the suspect entering the store in late November. Brown said he was in and out in less than two minutes.
“He had his hands in his coat. We don’t know if he had a weapon or not,” she said.
The suspect’s picture is now plastered on the front door for everyone to see.
The very next day, police said, the same guy held up Lovers Package on Broadway. Surveillance video showed him pacing outside the front door before finally making his entrance. That time, the suspect pulled a handgun and took off on foot with cash and merchandise.
Police worry the suspect’s tactics could escalate and someone could get hurt.
“Anytime that there’s a weapon or a gun in a robbery-type situation, anything could go sideways,” said Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell.
Then on Dec. 2, police said, cameras caught the same guy burglarizing the Radio Shack on Evergreen Way.
The suspect’s clothing is what police think could help identify him.
“It’s the Under Armour hat that he’s wearing, as well as the shoes,” said Snell.
And now that his picture out there, Brown says it’s only a matter of time before he’s caught.
Investigators said the suspect is a white man in his 20s, with acne scars or sores on his face.
If you know who he is, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.