Seattle police are asking for the public's help in finding two men responsible for a series of hold-ups at Vietnamese-owned businesses in south Seattle.
Robbery detectives believe the suspects’ crime spree began on Nov. 16 at a restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and S. Myrtle Street. Just before 9:30 pm, one of the suspects walked into the restaurant, pulled a gun on the owner and demanded cash. The suspect then fled the scene in a silver two-door Honda Civic driven by a second man.
Two days later, the suspects robbed the Spring Roll House Deli on 12th Ave. and S. Main Street. The two suspects pulled guns on six women inside the business, stole cash and jewelry, and then forced the women into a bathroom and told them not to call police.
The suspects hit another business on Martin Luther King Jr Way. S. and S. Myrtle on Nov. 22, forcing a group of women at a hair salon into a bathroom, where they zip-tied their hands and robbed them at gunpoint for cash and jewelry.
On Nov. 24, just after 6 p.m., the suspects held up employees at a nail salon on Rainier Avenue S. and S. Findlay, again forcing employees into a back room at gunpoint, where they tied them up before robbing them.
Detectives believe the suspects - both Vietnamese men in their 30s, are targeting Vietnamese-owned businesses.
If you recognize either suspect or have seen their vehicle, you are asked to contact SPD’s Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5540.