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Suspect in Multiple Eastside Robberies Strikes Kirkland

Police say he's hit seven businesses in town, and 11 elsewhere in the region, since October.

Kirkland Police say a business was robbed this week by the person suspected in 18 armed robberies stretching from Everett to Renton in the past three months.

Police say it's the same man depicted in a sketch issued by the Bellevue Police Department in December. 

The latest was a robbery at the Chevron gas station on Northeast 85th Street on Wednesday, the seventh in Kirkland attributed to this suspect, according to the police department. Here are more details from the department's statement.

In each incident, the suspect is wearing gloves and displays a black handgun.  The businesses robbed have included Subway restaurants, Baskin Robbins, various gas stations and coffee stands. The suspect demands money from the till and leaves on foot. 

The suspect has been described as a white or Hispanic male ranging in age from 25-30 years old, 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-6, with a stocky build. He typically wears a stocking type hat with a hood pulled up and a bandana concealing the lower portion of his face.  It is believed that the suspect is leaving the scene in a nearby staged getaway vehicle and may not be working alone.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kirkland Police Department Tipline at 425-587-3515. 

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