Armed robber steals money, but forgets his cigarettes


The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

Detectives say on October 20, the suspect (pictured below) pulled a gun on an employee and robbed a Shell gas station at 15905 Pacific Ave S in Spanaway.

Deputies say the suspect took off after stealing money from the clerk, but returned and demanded a pack of ‘Marlboro black’ cigarettes.

Investigators say the suspect placed the revolver inside his jacket before leaving the company, indicating the use of a possible shoulder holster.

The suspect is described as a white male with a mustache, thick black-rimmed glasses and blond or auburn hair.

He wore a watch on his left wrist and an “LA” adjustable baseball cap with a sticker on the bill. He also wore unique white and black shoes.

(Photo by Spaway)

Police search for perfume theft in South Hill

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detectives also need your help in identifying two suspects who stole $1,500 worth of perfume from Ulta Beauty, located at 16908 Meridian E in South Hill.

Deputies say the suspects were only in the store for 20 seconds before they fled with the stolen merchandise.

Tacoma shoplifter fires shots during bust arrested

Tacoma police said earlier this week that officers responded to a business in the 200 block of North I Street for reports of a shoplifter who fired shots while fleeing a business .

An officer who arrived on the scene saw the suspect in the area of ​​6th Street and Yakima Avenue. After a short chase on foot, the suspect was arrested.

The 20-year-old was jailed for first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and discharging a firearm in a prohibited area.

The police placed a handgun and a bag of pills in evidence.

Kenmore police hunt for ATV thieves

Kenmore Police (KPD) said last week that burglars broke into a business in the 7500 block of NE 175 Street. Officers say they entered the property in their pickup truck and roped off two brand new ATVs still in the metal shipping crates.

According to KPD, the suspects fired the crated ATVs at high speed to the 175th. But they should have taken into account the length of the rope, the weight of the ATVs or the speed at which they left the property.

Police said the ATVs swayed wildly as they rolled down 175th Street, hitting several parked cars, but the rope inevitably snapped. The burglars left empty-handed.

The suspects’ truck is believed to be a white 1970s two-door Chevy pickup with red lettering on the tailgate.

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