Armed robber fires shots at Seattle pot shop after leaving cash behind, police say

Seattle police are searching for an armed robber they say fired several shots at the door of a marijuana shop late Saturday night, injuring an employee.

Officers were called about 11:40 p.m. to the Capitol Hill neighborhood on a report of a robbery with shots fired, KIRO7 reported.

When officers arrived, witnesses told them a man entered the pot shop and pointed a gun at employees, demanding money, law enforcement officials said. He also filled a bag with products from behind the counter.

Police said the armed man then left the shop, leaving behind a bag of cash, and employees quickly locked the front door.

The man returned and attempted to get back in but could not gain entry and pulled out a gun and fired shots at the door, police said. A store employee suffered an injury to their hand.

The man left after he could not get inside.

Police searched the area but could not find the man.

Police are investigating.

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