The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help in identifying a man who reportedly robbed a Lacey-area convenience store at gunpoint Wednesday.
The incident was just before 8 p.m. at Union Mills Grocery Store off Pacific Avenue Southeast. The suspect, described as a thin white male in his late teens or early 20s, was armed with a small-caliber handgun.
A woman who identified herself as the co-owner of the store said the robber took scratch lottery tickets. She didn’t want to be named.
Police say the suspect left in a brown- or gold-colored car headed south on Union Mills Road Southeast.
Later that evening at a different store, a man was seen on video trying to redeem lottery tickets stolen during the robbery, police said. He left in a dark-colored full-sized pickup with at least two other people.
The suspect is between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches. He last was seen wearing a black bandanna with a white design on it, a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing on the front and loose-fitting blue jeans.