Stephen H. Odom III is known to frequent the Puyallup area and was last seen wearing jeans and a dark-colored puffy jacket.
Capt. Scott Engle said Odom met the victim during a party at a Sumner hotel about 5 a.m. Wednesday and asked for a ride to the 7-11 store at 941 South Meridian, Puyallup.
Odom allegedly robbed the man at gunpoint, making off with his wallet, checkbook, $500 cash and a computer. He fled in a waiting early to mid-2000s metallic white or silver Dodge Durango.
Police said they don’t know who the driver was, but they were clearly in on the robbery.
Anyone with information on Odom’s whereabouts can call the Puyallup Police Department’s tip line at 253-770-3343.