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Tag: Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

June
24th

Police ask for public’s help to find Tacoma bank robber

Police are asking the public to help identify a man who robbed a Tacoma bank Monday morning.

The surveillance picture above shows the man police say robbed a bank about 10:45 a.m. in the 800 block of South 38th Street in Tacoma.

The suspect walked into the bank, showed the teller a note that demanded money and said he was armed with a gun, and ran out of the bank with the cash, according to police.

The robber is described as a black man in his 20s, between 5 foot 6 inches and 5 foot 8, with a thin build

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June
11th

Police ask for help to find suspected Tacoma bank robber

Tacoma police are asking for the public’s help to find a man suspected of robbing a bank with a cardboard note last month.

Ronald Perozzo, 50, is suspected of robbing a Key Bank about 4 p.m. May 6 in the 8400 block of Pacific Avenue by handing a robbery note to a teller that was written on a piece of cardboard, according to police.

His hair and mustache might have been dyed black or shaved at the time of the robbery to conceal his identity, officers said.

He is 6 foot 1 and 190 pounds.

A warrant has been

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April
23rd

Son’s ashes taken in truck prowl returned anonymously days later

The truck prowler kept the gemstones, but returned the ashes of the victim’s son.

Both were in the truck that was prowled April 9 at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

A metal briefcase taken had about 3,000 rare Oregon sunstone gemstones, two gold rings with sunstones, thirty silver sunstone rings, a gold sunstone bracelet, an iPhone 4 and a Kindle Fire, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

A green Cabelas suitcase that was taken had the victim’s son’s ashes inside, which were anonymously mailed to the victim several days after the theft.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call

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March
12th

Deputies search for suspect in Parkland jewelry store robbery

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects in the armed robbery of a Parkland jewelry store March 5.

Two men entered the store about 11:45 a.m. in the 10100 block of Pacific Avenue South, armed with a hand gun, and demanded cash and jewelry.

A surveillance video shows the men, dressed in gloves and camouflage coats and pants, putting the goods in a bag. Afterward they fled on foot, deputies said.

One suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, about 5 foot 9, 170 pounds, with short auburn hair and blue eyes.

The other

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March
4th

Authorities ask for public’s help to find man they say ran from court house, after verdict was read for charge that he previously eluded police

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a man who they say fled the courthouse in downtown Tacoma last week after his verdict was read.

Leroy Scott,  33, was in Pierce County Superior Court Wednesday, after he was charged with attempting to elude a police vehicle and third-degree driving while in suspended or revoked status.

He was out on $10,000 bail at the time.

When his verdict was read, Scott struggled with an officer who tried to detain him and fled the courthouse, Pierce County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jerry Bates said.

Scott is described as a 6-foot-1, 210-pound

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Feb.
7th

Spanaway candlelight vigil to mark one-year anniversary of teen’s disappearance

A candlelight vigil Saturday in Spanaway will mark the anniversary of the disappearance of Chris Virdell, who was 18 when he went missing from a friend’s home Feb. 9, 2012.

The 5 p.m. vigil will last about two hours at the powerlines at 45th Avenue East and 224th Street East in Spanaway, where Virdell was last seen.

Virdell is described as a white male, 5 foot 6, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was described by co-workers as a perfect employee who never missed work, according to Tacoma Pierce-County Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information

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Jan.
7th

Police looking for suspect in Proctor-area bank robbery

A masked man robbed a Key Bank in the 3900 block of North 26th Street this morning, according to Tacoma police.

He entered the bank at 11:25 a.m., demanded money, and yelled at the teller to hurry, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

The suspect did not show a weapon or imply that he had one.

“I think just by his demeanor she (the teller) felt fairly threatened,” Cool said.

The man demanded $50 and $100 bills, and pointed to a particular drawer, Cool added.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 5 foot 11, medium build, with a

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Dec.
17th

Deputies looking for suspect they say pawned stolen jewelry with stolen ID

Deputies are asking the public to help identify a suspect they say stole a woman’s identity and pawned stolen jewelry in her name.

The suspect used a stolen ID to pawn stolen rings on June 6 and Aug. 3 at the Pawn X-Change in the 12100 block of S. Meridian in Puyallup, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect is described as a woman in her 20s of medium build, with long brown hair.

A man carrying a baby was with her when she entered the shop, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County

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