​Tacoma Police seek I.D. of serial robbery suspect targeting businesses


Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to I.D. a serial robbery suspect. From Dec. 20 to Jan. 2, he and another suspect who has already been arrested had been stealing cash and cell phones at gunpoint from seven businesses so far including Boost Mobile stores on Steele Street and Pacific Avenue as well as Metro PCS stores on Sprague Street and South 38th Street.

“They’ve gone into businesses armed with a handgun, taken the customer service attendants there hostage basically, moved them into a different part of the building and then taken cell phones and money from the tills. There is something that is very distinctive. They’re threatening the clerks with the possibility of someone outside the business watching as they commit the robbery, one of their other cohorts. We don’t know if this is true or not. We know the threats are very real and obviously we’re looking for any help we can get in identifying them,” said Tacoma Police Officer Loretta Cool.

Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000 if you have any information that leads to his arrest and charges in the case. Call 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477). It is anonymous. ​

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