Robber beats woman in café holdup
Police are searching for a violent robber who brutally assaulted a woman on Friday, July 26, in Edmonds. And they’re asking the public for help.
The victim, an employee of the Corner Café and Bar in the Perrinville area, arrived at about 6 a.m. to open the business when the suspect walked in.
According to Edmonds Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the male suspect struck the victim several times in the face, dragged her to the rear of the business, and forced her to hand over an undetermined amount of cash from the café.
He then escaped out the back door, Marsh said. The victim said she heard a vehicle leave the area shortly afterward.
The victim dialed 911, and police and Fire District 1 medical personnel arrived. Marsh said the 34-year-old woman was treated at the scene for injuries to her face.
She was able to describe the suspect, telling investigators he was about 6 feet tall, about 30 years old, wearing a ski mask, jeans, black hoodie, and dark shoes that may have been dark tennis shoes. Police believe he was white, Marsh said.
He said a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit responded to assist along with Lynnwood Police patrol units. A K9 track was attempted, but ended in the parking lot area of the business, he said.
Edmonds Police patrol officers and detectives are asking the public for assistance.
Anyone who was in the Perrinville area, 76th Avenue West and Olympic View Drive, who may have observed anything suspicious or anyone in the area of the Corner Café and Bar, are asked to call the Edmonds Police Department directly, use the Tip Line 425-771-0212 or submit the information via the City of Edmonds website under the police department.