Federal Way robber 1
Two armed robbers held up a couple of Federal Way gas stations early Wednesday morning. (Federal Way Police)

Gun goes off during Federal Way robbery

Two armed robbers held up a couple of Federal Way gas stations early Wednesday morning and police in south King County wonder if they might be responsible for other crimes.

Investigators are considering the possibility that the same guys might have hit elsewhere overnight and maybe in previous days too.

"We are confident both of these robberies are connected and there could be other robberies that have similar MOs with other local agencies," said Kathy Schrock, a spokeswoman for Federal Way Police.

Nobody was hurt in the first robbery at a gas station on 356th. In the second holdup, on Military Road, a convenience store clerk was hit in the head and face when he resisted the robbers.

"There's an indication that during the second robbery, the firearm may have gone off but it didn't appear that it was an intentional shot. It might just have been during the course of the struggle," said Schrock.

Police from Federal Way and other agencies are gathering still and video surveillance images of the robbers, trying to figure out how many holdups they've done.

Tim Haeck, KIRO Radio Reporter
Tim Haeck is a news reporter with KIRO Radio. While Tim is one of our go-to, no-nonsense reporters, he also has a sensationally dry sense of humor and it will surprise some to learn he is a weekend warrior.
Top Stories

  • Beating the Blitz
    How Wilson to Willson helped beat the Cardinals' blitz

  • The Show Will Go On
    Dave Ross hopes that seeing "The Interview" won't become a litmus test for patriotism
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.