Downtown Seattle

Police: Man walks into bar, orders whiskey, all the bar's money

SEATTLE -- A man claiming to have a gun walked into a bar near the waterfront in downtown Seattle early Monday, ordered a drink and then robbed the place, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the man came into the establishment on Marion Street around 1:30 a.m., walked up to the bar, and ordered a shot of whiskey with a beer chaser.

When the bartender put the drinks on the counter, the man grabbed her arm and pushed her over to the register, according to the report. The bartender told police the man kept hold of her arm while reaching toward his waistband.

According to the report, he told her he had a gun, though she never saw one, and to give him all the money. The bartender told police she doubted the man had a gun but didn't want to risk it and opened the register.

The man grabbed approximately $120 in $1 bills and walked out of the bar, according to the report.

The bartender and two other witnesses in the bar were unable to give police a detailed description of the man, and officers were unable to find him.