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2018 1007 safeway robbery

Anacortes Police say a robbery occured outside Safeway early Sunday morning and they're looking for help identifying a suspect captured in this surveillance photo.

Just before 6AM today, APD Officers responded to a grocery store in the 900 block of 11th Street per the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

Investigation on scene revealed that two men were speaking cordially outside the store for several minutes and when the victim, a man in a wheelchair, attempted to leave, the suspect pulled the man’s fanny pack off, pulling him from his wheelchair in the process. The suspect then ran southbound along Q Avenue.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect at that time.

The victim sustained minor injuries. 

The suspect is described as a tall, slender, dark-skinned male in his 20’s, with dark facial hair. He was wearing a dark beanie, a dark colored hoodie with “Cal” printed on the front, dark pants, and white athletic shoes. 

If you have any information about this incident or can identify the male in the attached photos, please contact an APD Officer via 911 dispatch at (360) 428-3211 reference case number 18-A08007.