Crime

Prosecutors: Robber showed holdup video to wife

A man whose wife said he’d shown her a video of the holdup pleaded not guilty Tuesday to robbing a convenience store in Puyallup.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Adam Holt, 30, of Graham with first-degree robbery. He was ordered jailed in lieu of $25,000.

Holt turned himself in Monday, hours after the holdup at a gas station in the 900 block of North Meridian.

Surveillance footage showed a man walk into the store, get coffee, approach the counter and point a revolver at the clerk. After getting some cash, the robber fled.

Detectives released several surveillance photographs to the media and within hours, tipsters identified Holt as the robber.

Police went to visit Holt’s father, who told detectives Holt had used his gun in the robbery and planned to surrender, according to charging papers.

After Holt turned himself in, police served a search warrant and obtained the clothes they said he wore and the gun he used during the holdup.

“His wife stated the defendant had even shown her the video that had been released of his committing the robbery,” court records show.

Holt declined to talk to police. His father told them Holt suffered from PTSD and a drug addiction.

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