What started looking like a shoplifting ended with a handgun being flashed Saturday evening outside Northgate Mall, police report.
It was the second such episode this month.
Of this most recent robbery, police write:
On April 7th, at approximately 8:40 p.m., an unknown male and female entered a store in the 400 Block of Northeast Northgate Way and stole two cell phones. Employees chased the suspects as they left the store, and just before the male suspect got to a getaway vehicle he lifted his shirt to reveal that he had a semi-automatic handgun tucked in his waist. The suspects left the scene in a newer Nissan.
Officers searched the area but didn’t spot the suspects. Detectives will follow up.
Note that “public safety” shares the bill with “redevelopment” for the Maple Leaf Community Council’s general meeting at the end of the month.
That meeting is Wednesday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary, 504 N.E. 95th Street.Tweet