Detectives seek help identifying Spanaway convenience store robber

Staff writerJuly 2, 2014 

PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTME

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are asking for help in identifying an armed man who held up a convenience store June 3 in Spanaway.

The robber walked into the Smoke & Grocery in the 14900 block of Pacific Avenue about 10 p.m. and pretended to buy a candy bar. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled out a knife, grabbed money from the register and ran.

He is described as Native American or Hispanic, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. The robber had black hair worn in a bun or short ponytail and was wearing black pants and a gray and black plaid long-sleeved shirt.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653 stacia.glenn@thenewstribune.com

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