Robber ties up Monroe restaurant employee, takes money from safe

MONROE — A mask-wearing robber tied up an employee at the Buzz Inn Steakhouse early Saturday morning, then robbed the businesses of an undetermined amount of money, according to Monroe police.

Other employees arrived at the restaurant, which is in the 18900 block of U.S. 2, about 5 a.m. and found the employee tied up with zip ties in the hallway outside the men’s restroom.

The man, 69, from Monroe, said he was cleaning the restaurant when he was confronted by a man with a handgun, according to police. The employee was tied up and left in the men’s restroom. The man said he was able to make his way out of the restroom into the hallway, where he lay for about an hour before being discovered by the restaurant’s morning employees. The man had some small cuts to his hands from the zip ties.

The employees also discovered that the door to the business office was open and money had been taken from a safe.

The robber is described as a man about 5-feet, 6-inches tall wearing a yellow-and-black coat and a black mask. The police department is continuing its investigation. Anyone with information may call the police department at 360-794-6300 or its anonymous tip line at 360-863-4600.

More in Local News

A customer walks away after buying a hot dog from a vendor on 33rd St and Smith Street near the Everett Station on Friday. The Everett Station District Alliance pictures the area east of Broadway and south of Hewitt Avenue as a future neighborhood and transit hub that could absorb expected population growth. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
How can Everett Station become a vibrant part of city?

A neighborhood alliance focused on long-term revitalization will update the public Tuesday.

Agency didn’t expect such big demand for needle clean-up kits

The Snohomish Health District ran out of supplies quickly, but more are arriving daily.

EvCC teachers take their contract concerns to the board

Their union says negotiations have been disappointingly slow. The community college isn’t commenting.

Here’s what to do if you want to vote and aren’t registered

Oct. 30 is the deadline for new-voter registration in time for the November election.

Two teens struck by truck in Lynnwood

The teens, between the ages of 14 and 16, were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Luring attempt reported in Mountlake Terrace

The driver allegedly instructed a boy to get in the truck and help grab a scooter he was giving away.

Injured hiker rescued near Granite Falls

Woman fell and hit her head on a rock Saturday, and her condition worsened overnight.

Man arrested after police find van full of drugs, cash and guns

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle by itself in the middle of a WinCo parking lot at 2 a.m.

Crews recover body of man who fell over Wallace Falls

The area where the man fell is called Sky Valley Lookout, 2.4 miles from the parking lot.

Most Read