What were police doing at the 7-Eleven about 5 p.m. Tuesday near North I Street and North 2nd Street in Tacoma?
Officers responded to an armed robbery of the store, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. No one was hurt. Police searched the area, and did not make any arrests.
The robber was described as a black man, 5 feet 10, in his 20s. He was wearing a black puffy jacket, a red scarf over his face, jeans, and tennis shoes. He had a semiautomatic handgun, Cool said.