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Tag: Robbery

March
11th

Woman charged with robbing East Side coffee stand

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old woman with robbing an East Side Tacoma coffee stand last month.

Marisa S. Richie was arraigned Wednesday on one count of first-degree robbery. She’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The Isle De Cafe in the 1400 block of East 72nd Street was robbed the night of Feb. 22. A barista reported that she was preparing a drink for a customer when a woman hit her on the chest with a metal object.

The suspect, who had been standing outside the open business window, demanded money and

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March
3rd

Man charged after Graham store robbed

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 38-year-old man in connection with the robbery of a Graham-area convenience store Monday.

Raymond N. Larson was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree robbery. He’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

A cashier at Mister C’s Grocery-Deli-Video, located at 200th Street and Meridian E., told deputies that a man entered the store Monday wearing a black ski mask, blue jacket and black gloves. (No time was given in the charging documents.)

The robber had a can of pepper spray and ordered the

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Feb.
23rd

Woman robs East Side coffee stand, Tacoma police report

Tacoma police were searching for a woman who allegedly robbed an East Side coffee stand Monday night.

The woman pulled up to the Isle De Cafe stand in the 1400 block of East 72nd Street about 6:50 p.m. and ordered a drink, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

According to reports, the woman then got out of her vehicle. She implied she had a weapon and robbed the stand. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the woman drove off in her vehicle.

The robber was described as white, in her 20s and 5 feet 5 inches tall to 5 feet

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Feb.
18th

Four arrested after robbery on South Tacoma street

Tacoma police arrested three juveniles and a man Wednesday night after they allegedly robbed a group walking down a South Tacoma street.

The four victims told officers they were walking in the 6200 block of South Tyler Street about 9:15 p.m. when they were approached by four young men. The suspects implied they had a weapon and stole cell phones, two wallets, an iPod and a pizza from the victims, police reported.

The suspects then got into a vehicle and left the scene. The victims spotted the getaway vehicle’s license plate number and provided that to responding Tacoma police officers,

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Feb.
9th

3 arrested after robbery attempt in Olympia

Olympia police have arrested three young men suspected of trying to rob another man in the parking lot of a grocery store.

The incident occurred about 11:36 p.m. Monday near the Safeway store at 3215 Harrison Ave. N.W.

During the robbery attempt, a man was approached by four young men. One came closer and wielded a knife, police reported.

“The man, who had observed these 4 coming toward him, had secretly dialed 911 on his phone while it was still in his pocket and when he so produced the phone and told the young men 911 was called, the 4

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Feb.
4th

Man charged in robbery at Parkland records store

Pierce County prosecutors have a 20-year-old man with first-degree robbery after he allegedly stole cash and beat up a clerk at a Parkland store on Tuesday.

Thierry R. Williams Jr. told deputies he did the robbery because “he needed money to start art school,” charging documents state.

Williams was arraigned Wednesday and remains in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

Deputies were called to DISC Connections, 405 Garfield St., on Tuesday. The clerk, who was bleeding from his forehead, told deputies a robber walked in through the back door, opened the cash

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Dec.
31st

UPDATED: Two men rob Sixth Avenue fast-food restaurant

Tacoma police were searching for two men who robbed a Sixth Avenue fast-food restaurant early Thursday.

The men walked into the McDonald’s at 6133 Sixth Avenue just after midnight and displayed handguns. They ordered employees to the floor and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash at 12:03 a.m. They fled in an unknown direction, Tacoma police reported.

Officers set up containment and a police dog searched for the suspects. No arrests were made.

The robbers were described only as white men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. Both wore masks during the robbery.

The investigation was ongoing.

UPDATE: It appears

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Dec.
30th

Tacoma police looking for bank robber

Tacoma Police are looking for a bank robber who hit the Rainier Pacific Bank on South Pearl Street at about 2:30 p.m.

The robber ran from the bank, located at 1211 South Pearl Street, according to scanner traffic.

UPDATE: 3:31 p.m.: Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the robber used a note that implied a weapon to take the money.

She is described as a 5-foot-1 Asian woman in her late 20s to early 30s who was wearing a tan baseball cap, a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

A police dog responded to the scene but could not track the

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