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Tacoma police trying to ID robbery suspect

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm with No Comments »
May 9, 2012 1:12 pm
Surveillance image of attempted robbery suspect/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Tacoma police are trying to identify a man suspected of trying to rob a sandwich shop at gunpoint last month.

The suspect went into the Subway at South 84th and South Hosmer streets about 10:25 p.m. April 24. He walked up to the counter and ordered a sandwich. He then presented a note that demanded cash and indicated he had a gun, police reported.

When the employee refused to hand over any cash, the suspect gestured that he had a gun. He then left, police said.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned black man, about 20 years old and about 5 feet 10 with a thin build. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt with large red and white lettering across the chest, black basketball shorts and carried a black backpack, police reported.

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

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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