Armed robber hits Lynnwood Radio Shack

Herald staff

LYNNWOOD — Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a gunman who robbed a Radio Shack store in the 4300 block of 196th Street SW on Thursday night.

The robbery occurred shortly before 8 p.m. after a white man in his late 20s entered the store. The man browsed while clerks waited on other customers, Lynnwood police spokeswoman Trudy Dana said Friday. The robber then approached a clerk, pulled out a small revolver and told the clerk to give him cash, Dana said.

The clerk handed over an undetermined amount of money and the gunman fled on foot.

Police described the robber as about 6 feet 2 inches tall, muscular and in good shape, with collar-length brown hair covered by a dark blue bandanna. He was wearing a dark green winter coat and dark-colored, ski-type pants with zipper on the side.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the robber to call Lynnwood police at 425-744-6900.

  • Blaze destroys studio: A fire that appears to have been accidental destroyed an interior design studio Friday at a home east of Lynnwood.

    Snohomish County Deputy Fire Marshal Bruce Pulver estimated the loss at $45,000. The blaze remains under investigation.

    The occupant reported the fire at 4:10 a.m. in the 900 block of Lawton Road. The two-story studio is detached from the house and was unoccupied.

    "She awoke to the sound of crackling, and saw the glow from the fire," said Leslie Hynes, Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman. "From her window, she saw the studio building in flames."

    There were no injuries, Hynes said. The studio was insured.

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