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Tacoma police release surveillance photo of suspected convenience store robber

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 22, 2012 at 6:32 am with 19 Comments »
May 22, 2012 6:32 am
Surveillance image of man suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven store in Tacoma on May 16/Courtesy of TPD

Tacoma police have released a surveillance image of a man suspected of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint last week.

The robber walked into the 7-Eleven at 4701 S. Oakes St. about 2:45 a.m. May 16. He approached the counter and pulled out a handgun, police reported.

The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded cash. After getting an undisclosed amount of money, he ran from the store.

The suspect was last seen going south. He’s described as 25 to 30 years old and 6 feet to 6 feet 4, with a thin build. He wore black pants, black shoes, a black hooded sweatshirt and a black knit cap during the robbery.

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.

Leave a comment Comments → 19
  1. mojjonation says:

    In the spirit of fairness, TPD will stop two white dudes for evey black dude they stop in hopes of avoiding racial profiling.

  2. waxhvac says:

    It’s early….but the comment above I’m sure is the dumbest thing I’ll read all day

  3. SoCalPunk62 says:

    Stick around waxhvac
    Someone will come by and post something even dumber. No shortage of stupid people with opinions here in Tacoma.

  4. I think it’s funny.

  5. Ortingmom says:

    Can we vote ?

  6. tree_guy says:

    In the year 2012 don’t we have a surveillance camera that can recognize the facial area of interest and zoom in for a tight shot? These long shots are always so grainy.

  7. jeffm209 says:

    NO. Not until we have fax machines that don’t go, EEwwwhaaa GGrrreeeee Urmmmmmm Bawwwww Bawwww EEEeeeeeeee Gurrr EEEeeeeee.

  8. harleyrider1 says:

    A hoodie? Say it ain’t so.

  9. It’s true about the lousy quality of these cameras…GOOGLE EARTH ,from space, can make out a Gnats nards but these cameras are useless at 10 feet away….

  10. normally robbers don’t wear all black that is usually prowlers that dress in black to blend in with the night which leads me to belive the suspect was on foot and lives close by.

  11. ptproudnative says:

    thats why i quit writing comments!!!

  12. angryrepublican says:

    One word……..SHOCKING!!!!

  13. We catch him yet? (Love the hoodie comment above.) :)

  14. donny253 says:

    Long jail time over very little money send this guy to the “big house”

  15. How come it’s never all the gas they can put in their car, the smokes and beer they can carry, plus the money? I mean for cryin out loud, that’s what they do with the money anyways isn’t it?

  16. troger888 says:

    I hope he gets caught before he kills soneone

  17. troger888 says:

    I hope he gets caught

  18. kurtisballard says:

    Looks like Tony Wroten to me.

  19. His skin color vs. his features – Hmmmmm.

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