Assault & Armed Robbery
Shoplift in Spanaway
Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for a shoplift that turned into an armed robbery and assault. At 3:00 a.m. on Thursday March 20th, 2014, the pictured suspect attempted to shoplift several items from the Walmart store located on Mountain Highway E. in Spanaway. The suspect concealed the items inside his jacket and then ran from the store when confronted by security.
During a struggle with store security, the suspect displayed a folding knife and struck an employee several times with the closed knife. The suspect tried to open the knife, and then he stated he had a gun before fleeing the parking lot on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 5’8” tall, with a slender build and short dark brown hair. During the robbery he was seen wearing black rimmed eyeglasses, dark blue jeans, and a white track jacket with a dark blue stripe down the sleeves.
Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.