Police from multiple departments responded to two robbery calls at gas stations in Aberdeen within a few minutes of each other last night. Sergeant Darrin King tells KBKW that police believe the cases are not related.
A younger white man walked into the East Market Street 7-11 around 12:30 this morning, pointed a handgun at the person behind the counter and demanded money. Sergeant Darrin King said that the clerk did not have access to the vault and the suspect then took an undisclosed amount of money from the register drawer and fled on foot from the location.
Officers from Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, and the Washington State Patrol setup containment and searched the area, but did not find a suspect. The man was described over the radio as white, medium build, 18-25 years of age, 5’10 to 6′ tall, with a light gray sports jacket that had dark around the zippers, a black hoody, face mask, and black jeans wearing dark converse-type shoes with white toes.
Twelve minutes later, while police were still taking statements from the 7-11 store, a robbery was reported at the AM/PM store on Heron Street. A man wearing a dark green hoody with light blue jeans tackled the store clerk and took cigarettes. King said a male customer tried to purchase cigarettes with a Debit card. The card was denied and the male then took the cigarettes and assaulted the employee as he fled on foot.
That person was last seen running East through the alley between Heron and State Streets, he was described over the radio as about 37 to 42-years-old white, about 6’3″ to 6’5″tall weighing about 180-200 pounds with a brown goatee and prescription glasses.
If anyone has any information to assist in the two separate investigations they are asked to call the Tip Line at 538-4450.