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Two men sought in burglary of downtown Tacoma store

Tacoma police are searching for two men suspected of burglarizing a downtown audio store last month.

The men broke into Sound West Audio Sales & Service store in the 2300 block of Tacoma Avenue South about 12:30 a.m. April 15.

The burglary was captured on surveillance cameras, police reported.

One of the suspects is described as black and 25 to 30, with a medium build. He had a goatee and wore a dark-blue hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored knit cap. He might also have a tattoo on his neck, police said.

The second suspect is described as black

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Man suspected of robbing Lakewood restaurant twice in eight days

Lakewood police say a man has robbed a small Mexican restaurant for the second time in a little over a week.

The robber has targeted El Paraiso Restaurant, 2510 84th St. S. The first heist occurred April 19.

Lakewood police say the same suspect returned to the restaurant Friday just before 11:30 a.m. He handed an employee a note that indicated he had a gun. (No weapon was ever seen.)

The robber then left.

The suspect is described as black, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 and 150 pounds. He has a medium build and wore a grey sweatshirt

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Reward offered in search for suspect in South Tacoma home-invasion robbery

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to help find a 26-year-old man accused in a violent home-invasion robbery last week in South Tacoma.

Prosecutors charged Monaroes Sar on Friday with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Prosecutors allege Sar and another man burglarized Gabriele Senn’s home in the 3600 block of South Gunnison Street on April 7.

Sar reportedly confronted the 67-year-old Senn at gunpoint and demanded cash and valuables.  When officers arrived at Senn’s home, Sar left on foot and his accomplice, later identified as Jesse Eugene Grimes,

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Tacoma police seek to ID suspect in gas station robberies

Tacoma police detectives are looking for help in identifying the man suspected of robbing the same Hilltop gas station twice at gunpoint.

The man robbed the Chevron at South 11th Street and South Sprague Avenue at 4:55 a.m. March 30 and at 4:55 a.m. April 3.

During both heists, the robber wielded a gun, went over or behind the sales counter and threatened to harm the clerk. The robber grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and ran from the store, police reported.

The robber has been described as black, 25 to 35 years old and 5 feet 8 to 6

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Robber punches clerk in face, grabs cash from Parkland convenience store

Pierce County sheriff’s investigators are searching for a man who punched a clerk in the face, then stole money from the register of a Parkland convenience store last month.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers posted surveillance video of the robbery today on its website in hopes of identifying the suspect.

The robbery occurred about 12:55 p.m. March 28.

The man walked into the Handy Corner Grocery on 112th Street South. He hung out near the sales counter for a while.

Then, without warning, he punched the female clerk in the face. He reached over, grabbed cash from the register and

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Puyallup police seek two men who stole 21 pairs of sunglasses

Puyallup police are searching for two men suspected of stealing 21 pairs of brand-name sunglasses from a store last month.

The suspects walked into the Sports Authority at 4423 S. Meridian St. about 3 p.m. Jan. 25. They went to a display of brand-name sunglasses and selected 21 pairs of  Under Armour, Ray Ban, Bolle and Hobie shades, police said.

The men cut the security tags from the glasses and hid them in their pockets. The men walked out without paying for the $2,100 worth of merchandise, police reported.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers released information about the suspects and a

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Reward offered in Federal Way post office burglary

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is asking for the public’s help to find whomever burglarized and stole mail from a Federal Way post office.

The agency is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Someone broke into the post office at 32829 Pacific Highway S. between the late hours of Dec. 10 and the early hours of Dec. 11. After stealing mail, the burglars left.

The Postal Service asks anyone with information to contact them at 877-876-2455 and then select option 2.


Reward offered for information on theft at Tahoma National Cemetery

The Tahoma National Cemetery Support Group is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who stole 11 bronze memorial plaques last weekend.

Workers discovered the damage in the Kent cemetery on Monday morning.

The plaques, which were donated by veterans groups and set along a memorial walkway, were ripped from granite foundations. Three more were damaged.

“We want to get someone caught,” said Support Group vice chairman Al Rasmussen.

Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call the cemetery at 425-413-9614 or Rasmussen’s cell phone at 253-318-1818.