The Green Lake Ben & Jerry’s was robbed today (Wednesday, May 5, 2010).
Shortly before 2 p.m., a white male wearing a mask casually walked into the ice cream shop. The shop was empty except for Andy, the owner, who sat at the front counter playing a game on his laptop.
The masked man reached into the waistband of his pants and pulled out a 9mm gun. Pointing it directly at Andy, he demanded that Andy empty the cash register. Today was a slow day for Andy, and he only had about $200 cash on hand. He gave it all to the man, who calmly took it. The man then told Andy to get down on the ground and count to 100 before getting back up again.
Once the man was gone, Andy called the police. They arrived very quickly. The police took a description and told Andy that a similar incident had just happened in Ballard. My Ballard is reporting that an armed robbery took place this afternoon at 1:35 p.m. at the Blockbuster at NW 59th St and 15th Ave NW.
Andy describes the armed man as white, about 6’1″, and skinny. He was wearing a mask, a white jacket over a hoody, and jeans.
Do you know anything about this crime? If so, contact officer E.H. Johnson at the North Precinct (1-206-684-0850) and cite incident #10-146513.