Seattle police need ID of shoe shoplifter who left old footwear behind

Seattle police are hoping you recognize this wanted fugitive — or the shoes he stole on Tuesday from the Payless store in downtown Seattle.

Detectives say he came in, picked out two pairs of shoes, put one on, then headed to the register. Everything was normal until he pulled a gun, aimed it at the clerk, and demanded the cash.

He took off with the new shoes — but left his old ones behind.

Here’s a description of the suspect:

  • Age: 30-49
  • Unshaven/stubble
  • Yellow teeth
  • Tattoo or birthmark on left forearm


The photo above shows the type of shoes he stole.

If you recognize this armed shoe-shoplifter is, call an anonymous tip into:


You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

If your information leads to Wishnia’s arrest, you will get a guaranteed $1,000 cash reward.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers

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