The City Market in Kennewick was robbed late Thursday by a man claiming to have a gun.
It was the third Tri-City store robbery in less than two weeks.
A man entered the store at 415 S. Rainier St. at 8:10 p.m., demanding money and threatening the clerk, according to Kennewick police Sgt. Kirk Isakson.
The clerk gave him cash and he left.
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The suspect is a white or light-skinned Hispanic in his late teens to early 20s, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, and has a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing with a hoodie covering his face, said Isakson.
He ran east from the store and a Kennewick police dog unit tracked him for a while, but he was not caught.
On Wednesday, a man who claimed to have a gun robbed the Sky Market on West “A” Street in Pasco at 5 p.m. The clerk told police that suspect spoke both Spanish and English with a Texas accent. The police ask anyone with information about that robbery to call 509-545-3421 or 509-545-3510.
On Jan. 29, a man wearing a scarf over his face gave a 7-Eleven clerk in Richland a bag and demanded it be filled with cash.
A white male in his 50’s entered the store on the 2400 block of George Washington Way at 5 a.m., made the demand and then drove away in a black pickup truck, said Richland police.
On Friday, Richland police released new photos from surveillance footage to help the public identify a robber.
He is described as 5-foot-11, heavy, wearing a tan Carhartt jacket, red zip-up shirt, camouflage baseball cap and a scarf over his face.
Police ask anyone recognizing the suspect or having information about the robbery is asked to call 509-628-0333.