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Tacoma police seek to ID suspect in gas station robberies

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 20, 2012 at 6:57 am |
April 20, 2012 6:57 am
Surveillance image from one of the gas station robberies/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Tacoma police detectives are looking for help in identifying the man suspected of robbing the same Hilltop gas station twice at gunpoint.

The man robbed the Chevron at South 11th Street and South Sprague Avenue at 4:55 a.m. March 30 and at 4:55 a.m. April 3.

During both heists, the robber wielded a gun, went over or behind the sales counter and threatened to harm the clerk. The robber grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and ran from the store, police reported.

The robber has been described as black, 25 to 35 years old and 5 feet 8 to 6 feet tall with a medium build.  He wore a black hooded jacket with black vinyl material across the shoulders, black athletic pants with white stripes down the side of the legs, black tennis shoes and a black mask over the lower portion of his face during both robberies.

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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