The man with a handgun in one hand used his other to grab cash, cigarettes and lottery scratch tickets at a University Place convenience store.
Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the robber, who sported a black baseball hat that possibly had the Seattle Seahawks logo on the front.
The holdup happened about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at a Shell gas station near 56th Street and Orchard Street West.
Surveillance video shows the man walk into the store and promptly point the gun at a clerk while urgently handing him a bag and ordering the clerk to fill it with cash from the register.
He then jumps on the counter before eventually going around the other side of the counter, holding the clerk at gunpoint, before grabbing the money and other items.
The robbery took about three minutes.
He was seen running on a trail headed toward Hannah Pierce Road West.
The clerk was not hurt.
The robber was described as being in his 20s and with a medium build. He was wearing a black jacket, black gloves and the black baseball hat.
Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653