Man suspected of robbing three Maple Valley businesses | Breaking news

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who allegedly robbed a Subway at gun point in the 27200 block of 216 Avenue Southeast.

The suspect was described as a white male, 20 to 35 years old, approximately 5-foot-11, with a thin build. He has a pale, freckled complexion, and light blue or green eyes.

He was last seen wearing a white and blue or grey hooded jacket, a black and white skeleton print bandana, dark gloves, blue jeans and “skater shoes.”

The suspect entered the Subway store around 3:40 p.m. on March 27.

Holding a handgun, he ran to the counter, jumped over and told the employee, "Give me the money."

The employee asked if he was serious and the suspect replied, "Yes I'm serious." The suspect nudged the employee with his left hand and she opened the register.

The suspect took the money from the cash register, jumped back over the counter and exited the store.

The suspect fled eastbound toward Kent Kangley Road on a bicycle, possibly blue in color.Detectives believe this suspect may also be linked to two other robberies that occurred in the area during the past three weeks.

On March 30 the Four Corners Teriyaki located in the 26900 block of state Route 169 was robbed by a suspect with a similar description, and on April 16 the Pro Shop at the Elk Run Gold Course in the 22500 block of Southeast 275th Street was also robbed.

Detectives said in each of these cases the descriptions and method were similar. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Callers can remain anonymous.

If you have information related to this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)

Video of the robbery can be viewed here and here.

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