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Puyallup police search for armed robber

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Puyallup Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect who robbed a clerk at gunpoint in the Pioneer Grocery store in Puyallup.

“This was a broad daylight robbery at a location that is well traveled with vehicles. Also, very brazen and very bold to pull a weapon out and shoot the clerk and present it during the robbery,” said Capt. Scott Engle with Puyallup PD.

Detectives say the suspect is of unknown race, possibly Pacific Islander. He threatened to kill the clerk and took off in a gold colored Cadillac Escalade with large black/silver wheels. The suspect was seen driving westbound on 5th Avenue Southeast to southbound on 14th Street Southeast. He has a distinctive goatee that extends several inches down from his chin and comes to a point.

Detectives with the Puyallup Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating this case. If you have any information, please call the Puyallup Police Department Tip Line at (253) 770-3343 or Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County at 1 (800) 222-tips. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and there is cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. You must call Crime Stoppers to be eligible for the reward.

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