The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, 5’10″, medium build, black hair with sideburns, slight mustache and goatee, dark complexion, and wears a dark wool cap with a brim.
The suspect’s method of operation is to enter the targeted business, ask the clerk for a pack of cigarettes, brandish a knife and demand cash from the register. The suspect grabs the cash and flees the scene on foot.
Below is a listing of the “Menthol Bandit’s” pattern of convenience store armed robberies:
- April 22, 2011 at 1:05 p.m., 2500 block of North 50th Street
- May 8, 2011 at 7:43 p.m., 8200 block of Lake City Way NE
- May 12, 2011 at 12:28 p.m., 2800 block East Madison Street
- May 14, 2011 at 10:11 p.m., 900 block of 21st Avenue
Anyone who may know the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535 and refer to the “Menthol Bandit”.