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Woman charged with robbing small Puyallup-area grocery

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 9, 2010 at 9:17 am with 5 Comments »
April 9, 2010 11:14 am

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old woman with robbery, alleging she held up a small grocery store Wednesday.

Erin Finch was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree robbery. She’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

The owner of Express Grocery, 15914 94th Ave. Court E., reported that a woman walked up to the counter and put her hand in the front pocket of the black hooded sweatshirt she wore. The woman pointed something at the owner and the owner thought it was a gun.

The robber, later identified as Finch, demanded cash. She wore a black beanie over her head and a red shirt over her face.

The owner provided cash from the register and the robber fled. The owner followed her to the parking lot, got the license plate of the getaway car and provided the information to responding deputies.

Deputies discovered that the registered owner of the vehicle was Finch. They went to her house and talked to her husband.

Deputies later stopped a vehicle that Finch was driving. She was arrested and told deputies she had many illnesses and pain that she suffers.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. “Woman charged with robbery small Puyallup-area grocery.”

    Shouldn’t that be robbing? Please proofread before you post.

  2. It’s been fixed. Thanks.

  3. bigmeatgrinder says:

    Lot’s of English majors out here Stacey. They’re very, very sensitive if one single letttter is incorrect. God bless them all.

  4. interWOLFone says:

    A LOT of people have a lot of pain and illnesses they are suffering from. The vast majority of them don’t commit robbery.

  5. SUCHAFAN says:

    this gal has so many issues! she went downhill fast and this is no surprise to me to read this after knowing her for many years! I hope she can get the help she needs! I believe most of her “pain and illness” is in her head she’s addicted to painkillers and needs serious help! I can only hope this is her rock bottom!

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