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Armed robbery reported at golf shop

Two teenagers wearing ski masks reportedly robbed a clerk at gunpoint at a South Kitsap golf course last week, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the pro shop at the Village Green Golf Course on Fircrest Drive.

According to the 62-year-old victim, the suspects ran into the pro shop where he was working and one of them put a gun in his face, saying only “Money!” The victim said he was not sure if the silver weapon was a real handgun or not, but he did not want to take any chances and emptied the cash register of money and handed it to the suspect.

The amount of money taken was not immediately known.

After taking the money the suspects left, the second suspect saying “thank-you” as he exited, the victim said. Both then ran out towards Fircrest Drive and disappeared.

The victim described both suspects as most likely males aged 13 to 15, one about 5-9 and the other 5-7. He said both had thin builds and were wearing dark sweatshirts with black ski masks.

A 49-year-old man reportedly witnessed the two suspects running out of the building as he walked up, but he could not give any more identifying details.

The victim said that about two hours before the robbery, he noticed two male juveniles walking around, but they left before he could ask them what they were doing there.

He also told deputies that for three straight weeks, his shop has been broken into on Friday night and money leftover in the cash register was taken. He said due to the small amount that was stolen, he had not reported the incidents.

Wilson said the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident. Anyone with information can call 337-7101.

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