A man armed with a gun robbed a West End mini mart this morning, the Tacoma Police Department reported.
The robbery occurred around 5:40 a.m. at Taggers Mini Mart, 6615 S. 12th St. The robber wielded a gun and took money and cigarettes from the store, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
The suspect left the store on foot. Officers set up a perimeter in the area and a police dog conducted a track. The dog did not find the suspect, Fulghum said.
The suspect was described as a black man about 5 feet 8 with a medium build. He wore a black sweatshirt or jacket, blue jeans and had a mustache, Fulghum said.
Officers looked at the surveillance video of the robbery. The incident didn’t appear to be related to robberies at Tacoma convenience stores on Monday or Tuesday, Fulghum said.