Armed Robbery at Knifepoint
Tacoma Convenience Store
Tacoma Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for robbing the same store twice in one week.
At 10:30 p.m. on July 17th, 2014, the pictured suspect robbed the 72nd Street Deli & Market located in the 700 block of S. 72nd St. in Tacoma. The suspect walked into the store, displayed a large knife and demanded cash. The suspect took the money and fled the store.
At 11:15 p.m. on July 19th, the same suspect returned to the store and attempted to rob the clerk at knifepoint. The clerk grabbed a stool and swung it at the suspect; the suspect grabbed the cash register and ran from the store; the clerk grabbed a gardening hoe and swung it at the suspect, striking the suspect as he fled.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20’s, approximately 5’6” to 5’10” tall, with a medium build and dark hair. During the first robbery he had a beard and mustache; during the second robbery he was clean shaven.
Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.