At least 3 Eastside 7-Eleven stores held up by armed robbers

May 30, 2023, 7:17 AM | Updated: 8:20 am

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At least three 7-Eleven stores on King County’s Eastside were hit by armed robbers Tuesday morning. (KIRO 7 News)

(KIRO 7 News)

BELLEVUE, BOTHELL and REDMOND, Wash. — At least three 7-Eleven stores on King County’s Eastside were hit by armed robbers Tuesday morning.

One happened at a 7-Eleven in the 5000 block of 148th Avenue Northeast in Redmond at about 1:35 a.m.

Two young men, described as being 18 to 20 years old, entered the store, pointed a gun at an employee and a customer, took cash, and left, according to Redmond Police.

One of the men was wearing a red jacket, blue jeans, white shoes, and a black mask. The second suspect was wearing a gray jacket, black pants, black shoes, and a black mask.

The robbery was very similar to one that happened at a Bothell 7-Eleven on Juanita Woodinville Way Northeast. In that incident, the store clerk said a gun was pointed at his head.

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Bothell police are reviewing surveillance video from the store.

Another robbery happened in Bellevue’s Overlake area.

The first report about the robbery on 140th Avenue Northeast came in at 2:32 a.m.

In that case, the suspects were wearing the same clothes as the suspects in the Redmond hold-up.

Two suspects, who were possibly teens, got away with cash and high-value items, according to Bellevue Police Department spokesperson Meeghan Black. The robbers walked away after the robbery.

So far, it is unclear if any of the robberies are connected.

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At least 3 Eastside 7-Eleven stores held up by armed robbers