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Tacoma police searching for man who robbed West End grocery store

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm with 5 Comments »
November 9, 2010 2:24 pm

Tacoma police are searching for a man who robbed a West End grocery store clerk at gunpoint this afternoon.

The robbery occurred inside the Safeway at 2637 N. Pearl St. about 12:45 p.m., police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. A man wielding a black handgun robbed the clerk, taking cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber left the store. He’s described as black, in his 20s and about 5 feet 8 with a medium to heavy build, Fulghum said. He wore a black jacket, black shirt and dark-colored jeans.

Officers are in the area, searching for the robber. Nearby Wilson High School was in a brief modified lockdown as a safety precaution. The lockdown was recently lifted, the school district reported.

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  1. surveyor1 says:

    Well good for him. He just scared the crap out someone who is just trying to make a living by WORKING for a couple of bucks and a pack of smokes. What a complete and utter tool this guy is. I honestly hope he gets shot.

  2. Ankleface says:

    WTF is wrong with this city? There’s a robbery every day around here.

  3. tacomaguy30 says:

    I can’t believe someone would rob a Safeway, especially during the day.

  4. my bet is he needed the money for drugs and he was coming down from his last high and was just doing what he thought would be the fastest way to get the money. he’s a moron plain and simple. and i am sure he will do it again someplace else. he will be caught eventually. hopefully no one is hurt by him before that happens.

  5. Gaikokujin says:

    Ankleface, what’s wrong is simple, in a word it’s called: Sin !!

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