The man with a shotgun tried to cover his face while he robbed a corner store in Tacoma, but the wrap slid down at one point.
That’s what helped detectives identify him as a 24-year-old felon.
On Tuesday, Pierce County prosecutors charged him with first-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
He is not in custody.
The robbery took place New Year’s Eve in the 4000 block of McKinley Avenue East.
The man walked into the store carrying a shotgun, pointed it at the clerk and announced that he was holding up the corner market, according to charging papers.
He fled with cash, but a surveillance camera captured footage of him with a wrap only partially covering his face and again when it slid down.
The clerk and other witnesses picked the man out of a photo lineup and said they recognized him as a past customer.
The alleged robber has previous convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm, records show.
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