Armed suspect robs Yakima convenience store

Armed suspect robs Yakima convenience store
YAKIMA POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE:

On 06-17-14 at just after midnight, a lone Hispanic male suspect entered a convenience store in the 3700 block of West Nob Hill and produced a handgun. He pointed the gun at the cashier and demanded money. The cashier complied and the gunman ordered the cashier to go into the restroom and stay there. The cashier was not injured. The suspect fled in an unknown direction on foot and with an undisclosed amount of money.

Shortly afterward, a customer entered the store and found the register open and no employees around which prompted a call to police. When police arrived, they found the cashier inside the store and learned that the robbery had just occurred. Officers checked the area but were not able to locate a suspect.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200.