Dan’s Market in Ellisforde robbed

Masked bandit steals $1500

ELLISFORDE – A masked bandit held up Dan’s Market on Sunday, Sept. 8, one of two stores located on Highway 97 in the tiny community of Ellisforde.

“A Hispanic male with a box cutter came into the store wearing a hat, mask and gloves last Sunday afternoon demanding money,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. “He took $1500 and locked up the woman working there….”

The man was wearing black jeans, a dark hoody, a cap and a red bandana over his face, according to the clerk’s grandmother, who added that her granddaughter was locked in the beer cooler, not in a closet which had been reported earlier, until someone came into the store, heard her and let her out.

“When he locked her in there she blocked the door so he couldn’t open it again,” she said.

Rogers said that since the man was basically covered from head to toe and the woman did not see a vehicle it will be hard to find out who the robber was.

“Someone came in to the store and heard the woman and let her out and she reported the robbery to us,” said Rogers.

Dan’s Market is a convenience grocery store catering to those living and working in and around the Ellisforde area, as well as travelers on the highway.

The case is still under investigation.


About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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One Response to Dan’s Market in Ellisforde robbed

  1. Gustavo E Cheryl Patlan September 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm #


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