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Police seek men who robbed, hit University Place woman for pot store money

Police are looking for two men who robbed and hit a 72-year-old woman who was keeping cash from her son’s and grandson’s marijuana store in a safe in her University Place home.

“We believe she was targeted,” Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said Friday. “This wasn’t a random robbery. We believe the suspects knew there was cash in the house.”

The robbers entered the woman’s residence on Sunset Terrace West about 11 a.m. Oct. 24 and demanded cash at gunpoint. They tied the woman up, hit her on the head with the firearm and stole cash and the safe, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

The woman’s grandson and son own a pot store and kept the cash in the safe at home to lessen the chance of them being robbed, Troyer said

“We’re not worried about any other random-type robberies,” he said.

One robber was described as black, 20 to 25 and 6 feet 4. He is thin and has acne marks on his face. He was wearing a black beanie hat, a black shirt and blue jeans, and had a black handgun.

The other man was black, 20 to 25, 6 to 6 feet 4, with a medium build. He was wearing a black mask, black shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Calls are anonymous and can lead to a reward.

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