Police search for masked, hard-hatted suspect after Pike Grocery hold-up

Police searched lower Pike/Pine and a still snow-patched Freeway Park Monday afternoon after a hold-up at the nearby Pike Grocery.

According to East Precinct dispatches, the masked suspect entered the small grocery at Pike and Boren around 4:20 PM, told the cashier he had a gun, and demanded cash — reportedly he asked for only tens and twenties.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s or 30s with a thin build and wearing a hard hat, a white face mask, and a bright green and black construction jacket. He was last seen leaving the store on foot, headed east.

While the suspect said he was armed, no gun was displayed, according to police radio.

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3 thoughts on “Police search for masked, hard-hatted suspect after Pike Grocery hold-up

  1. There is a person who fits that description, right down to the hard hat (which he uses as a prop to make people think he is a down on his luck construction worker) who spare changes in front of the Pike/Pine shopping areas downtown.

    • Thanks, Chris. That isn’t the description put out over SPD radio. The incident report isn’t yet available from SPD. The rest of our description accurate?

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