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UPDATED: Two men rob Tacoma ice cream shop at gunpoint

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 30, 2009 at 7:55 am with 8 Comments »
December 30, 2009 9:32 am

Tacoma police were searching for two men suspected of robbing an ice cream shop at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.

The men entered the Baskin-Robbins at 622 S. Sprague Ave. about 1:20 p.m.  They robbed the employee at gunpoint, then left on foot, police reported.

Responding officers set up containment and a police dog conducted a track.

The robbers were not found.

The robbers were described as black men in their 20s. They wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts.

One suspect was described as 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 with a slight build. The other suspect was described as 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 10 with a medium build.

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  1. Robbing an Ice Cream store in winter. That doesn’t make any sense.

  2. debbalee says:

    I’m with doggly on this; the same thought struck me. Not that robbers are the brightest people walking the earth to begin with, but is an ice cream shop really going to be turning a lot of revenue in December?

  3. Novelist says:

    These drug-addled thugs aren’t exactly the smart types, debbalee. I’m thinking their intelligence runs somewhere between a cricket and a bag of hair.

  4. I worked at that same Baskin Robbins about 18 years ago. It has always been robbed – another girl and I were robbed at gun point way back then and it continues to be robbed. You would think that they would have put some sort of surveillance in place by now. Its not about big money its about an easy target and that Baskin Robbins is. They need to do something about it before someone actally gets shot by one of these diot bandits! Baskin Robbins step up for your employees! This isnt new news, you get robbed often enough to make a change!

  5. Must be the same guys that rtobbed the DOLLAR Store!!

  6. johnny88 says:

    Those guys must really like ice cream.

  7. Thank goodness they didn’t steal the ice cream.

    (kidding folks, kidding)

  8. debrab78 says:

    It isn’t just Baskin Robbins; none of these chains step up for nor do they give a damn whether any of their employees gets raped, robbed, or killed. The reality is that they consider employees as worthless and completely expendable. All they are looking for is a body to work a position so that they can make a profit. Burger King and Wendy’s stores in this area have been robbed and employees have been kidnapped and those stores have surveillance. These establishments wont give a damn until an employee is murdered and they get hit with a wrongful death lawsuit by the families and bad publicity because of their lack of action and disregard for life simply because they think their employees are valueless.

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