Police searched the area near Pratt Park Tuesday afternoon after a reported armed robbery at 19th Ave’s Good Neighbors Grocery.
Details available from SPD’s public information office are light due to staffing but we know the crime is being investigated as an armed robbery and a search for the suspect fanned out across the area just before 2:30p Tuesday. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a tan coat over a plaid jacket and a plaid rain hat. He was last seen near 19th and Jackson. Preliminary information from SPD radio indicates that a person matching this description was contacted by officers. We do not have information on any arrests.
Earlier in the day, the grocery mart at Broadway and Jefferson was robbed and an employee assaulted. Medics responded to the scene around 12:45p to treat the victim’s injuries. We do not have additional suspect information at this time.
I happened to drive on Jackson near Pratt at that time yesterday and saw and arrest being made of a man who seemed to fit that description.
How sad! My thoughts are with the victim of the assault and the owners of the grocery. It’s a nice little neighborhood place. (And who would rob a place called “Good Neighbors?”)
A bad neighbor would rob it and there are plenty in that area.