The robber threatened a clerk with a knife while stealing a carton of cigarettes from a South Hill convenience store last month, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The holdup happened about 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Express Grocery near 94th Avenue East and 160th Street East.
Deputies said a man in a black plastic mask walked into the store and the clerk immediately told him to take the mask off.
After doing so, the robber allegedly walked behind the counter and grabbed a carton of cigarettes. He threatened the clerk when the clerk tried to stop him.
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Nobody was injured during the robbery.
Witnesses said the robber ran east on 160th Street East.
Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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