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Police looking for suspects in robbery of University Place office

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Aug. 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
August 29, 2012 6:33 pm

University Place police are looking for two suspects in the robbery of the Country Prime Foods office Aug. 17.

Two masked men allegedly entered the office about 9:30 p.m. on 70th Avenue Court West and demanded cash, police said.

One man threw an employee to the ground and held a semi-automatic gun to his head, police said.

The other suspect ransacked the office, police said.

The two allegedly took the employee’s wallet and then fled on foot.

The suspect with the gun is described as a Native American man in his late 20s, according to police. He is about 5 feet, 9 inches and roughly 250 pounds.

The other suspect is described as a Hispanic man, also in his late 20s, armed with a large kitchen knife. He is about 5 feet, 7 inches and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959. Tips are anonymous, and callers can receive up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers photo
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