Armed Robbery at Knifepoint

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.
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