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Man robbed in Tacoma store parking lot while trying to buy smart phones

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 16, 2012 at 5:36 am |
August 16, 2012 5:36 am

A man who collects smart phones was robbed in a parking lot Wednesday night by two men he had planned to buy phones from, Tacoma police said.

The victim arranged to meet two men about 10 p.m. in the Fred Meyer parking lot, 4505 S. 19th St. When he arrived, one of the suspects demanded to see the victim’s money before agreeing to show him the smart phones.

The victim refused, and one of the suspects pulled out a gun.

The victim then began running across the parking lot and was tackled by the suspect. During the struggle, the victim bit the suspect’s arm.

He was able to jot down the suspect’s license plate number as they fled and called police to report the incident. Officers went to the address of the registered owner and arrested one of the suspects.

The second suspect and a woman spotted in the vehicle as it fled are still at large.

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