Crime

Recognize this man when he’s not wearing a black plastic mask? Deputies say he’s a robber

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.

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.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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