Police are looking for a man they say is behind three armed robberies of small businesses in South King County in the past two weeks.

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Police are looking for a man they say is behind three armed robberies of small businesses in South King County in the past two weeks.


In each robbery, the man threatened clerks with a silver handgun, stole money from the cash register and fled. In two of the robberies, the man struck the clerk in the back of the head with his gun.


The man robbed a coffee shop in the 11400 block of Rainier Avenue South on Dec. 14, a grocery in the 11400 block of 16th Avenue Southwest on Dec. 22 and a food mart in the 11400 block of Rainier Avenue South on Sunday.


The man was described as tall and thin, wearing a black facemask that covers his nose and mouth. In two of the robberies, he wore a dark-colored, puffy jacket with “The North Face” printed on the right rear shoulder, police said.


In the Dec. 22 robbery, the man had an accomplice who stood as a lookout at the front door. The accomplice was shorter than the robber, and wore a black mask that obscured his face.


Police are investigating whether the man may be connected to other robberies in South King County, and they are concerned he is becoming more violent with each crime.


Anyone with information is asked to call 206-296-3311 or 911.