Crime

Man pretending to buy candy robs Parkland shop at knifepoint

Detectives are looking for a man who robbed a Parkland convenience store at knifepoint earlier this month.

The robber pretended to buy a candy bar about 10 p.m. June 3 at the Smoke & Grocery store in the 14900 block of Pacific Avenue South.

When the clerk opened the register, he showed a knife, took the money from the till, and left, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

He’s described as Native American or Hispanic, in his 20s, about 6 foot, with a medium build and black hair in a bun or short ponytail.

He was wearing black pants and a gray and black plaid shirt with long sleeves.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are anonymous and can lead to a reward.

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