Authorities ask public to help identify serial robber of 18 convenience stores

Staff writerMarch 10, 2014 

COURTESY PHOTO — Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Authorities are asking the public to help find a man they believe has robbed 18 Pierce County convenience stores since the end of December.

The robberies happened between about 7 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. at gas stations and convenience stores in Tacoma and the Midland area.

The robber shows a handgun, demands cash and threatens to shoot the clerk, then walks out of the store with the cash, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

He's described as black, in his 30s, about 6 foot, with a heavy build. At the time of the robberies, he wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, black shoes, black pants or dark blue jeans, and a black mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips are anonymous and can result in a reward. Surveillance video is available on the Crime Stoppers website. 

The robberies authorities think the man committed happened at:

• 7:35 p.m. Dec. 26, PDQ Deli, 5318 128th St. E. in Tacoma

• 6:45 p.m. Dec. 29, Midland Food Center, 1701 99th St. E. in Tacoma

• 8:55 p.m. Jan. 18, Subway, 7317 40th St. W. in University Place

• 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Nite N Day Deli, 5516 E. Portland Ave. in Tacoma

• 10:03 p.m. Jan. 22, K&S Food Mart, 8533 S. Tacoma Way in Lakewood

• 10:57 p.m. Jan. 24, J&P Deli Mart, 5601 E. Portland Ave. in Tacoma

• 11:44 p.m. Jan. 28, Union 76, 8424 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma

• 10:55 p.m. Jan. 30, Shell Gas, 3004 112th St. E. in Tacoma

• 10:55 p.m. Feb. 3, AM/PM Market, 10323 Portland Ave. E. in Tacoma

• 10:22 p.m. Feb. 25, AM/PM Market, 10323 Portland Ave. E. in Tacoma

• 10:22 p.m. Feb. 26, Midland Food Center, 1701 99th St. E. in Tacoma

• 10:49 p.m. March 1, Terry’s Corner Store, 8502 Golden Given Rd. E. in Tacoma

• 11:03 p.m. March 1, Union 76, 9815 Golden Given Rd. E. in Tacoma

• 7:08 p.m. March 4, P&M Deli, 8320 Canyon Rd. E. in Puyallup

• 7:35 p.m. March 5, PDQ Deli, 5318 128th St. E. in Tacoma

• 11:45 p.m. March 5, Olympic Grocery, 6601 South Tacoma Way in Tacoma

• 10:25 p.m. March 7, 19th St. Grocery & Deli, 1750 S. Prospect St. in Tacoma

• 10:13 p.m. March 8, KJ Market, 6405 McKinley Ave. in Tacoma

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