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Man wields gun, robs same Tacoma gas station twice in five days

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
April 11, 2012 2:27 pm

Tacoma police were searching for a man suspected of robbing the same Hilltop convenience store at gunpoint twice in five days.

The man was described as black, in his early 30s and about 6 feet tall with a medium build.  He wore dark clothing and a hooded jacket. In each robbery, he wore a ski mask or bandana over his face.

The robberies occurred at the Chevron convenience store at 1101 S. Sprague Ave.

The first incident occurred March 30. The suspect walked into the store at 4:55 a.m. He jumped over the counter and threatened the clerk with a gun, Fulghum said.

The robber grabbed cash from the register and left the store.

The second robbery was April 3, also at 4:55 a.m. A different clerk was outside the store when the suspect walked up.

The suspect said he was taking the money from the register. He got some cash and left, Fulghum said.

Above is video from our news partners, KIRO TV. Read their story.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the robberies. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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