Police searching for suspects in Bothell armed robbery

Yakima Fruit Market robbery suspects and night manager. - Courtesy photo
Yakima Fruit Market robbery suspects and night manager.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

At approximately 8:41 p.m. May 6, an armed robbery occurred at the Yakima Fruit Market located at 17321 State Route 522 in Bothell.

Two men entered the business after closing and forced the night manager into the business office at gunpoint. The men demanded the manager open the safe. The market’s security camera recorded the incident, and in the video one of the suspects could be seen brandishing a handgun.

The market’s night manager, identified as a 26-year-old Bothell man, was the only employee in the business. He complied with their demands by giving them an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects secured the manager’s hands behind his back and forced him to the floor before fleeing. The suspects left on foot, and no suspect vehicle was seen.

The manager was not injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Bothell Police Department Tip Line at (425) 487-5551.

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