A masked gunman is being sought in connection with an armed robbery Sunday night at a Pasco convenience store.
The suspect walked into the 7-Eleven at 14th Avenue and Sylvester Street at 11:15 p.m., pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money, said Pasco police Capt. Jim Raymond.
The gunman, however, ran off without getting any cash, Raymond said.
Police said the suspect was seen approaching the business on foot and fleeing on foot.
The suspect is described as being 5-foot-6 with a medium build and wearing all black clothes, including a black ski mask over his face.
The gun used in the robbery appears to be a semi-automatic pistol, Raymond said.
Richland men arrested for firing rifle near paths
Two Richland men were arrested Sunday for firing rifles near bicycle and walking paths at Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland.
Cody A. Walker, 21, and Ronald J. Blake, 28, were arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm within city limits.
About 2 p.m. Sunday, Richland officers responded to a call of shots being fired near the area of Columbia Point Marina. A person riding his bicycle on the bike path heard a shot and described hearing a bullet pass close to his head.
Officers arrived and found Walker and Blake in the area. Two rifles and several targets were in their possession.
Both men reportedly told officers they had been firing the weapons but did not think they were inside the city limits.
When asked if they had been approached by a bicyclist and told about the round passing near him, they said he was being untruthful and were unconvinced of any danger they posed to people in the immediate area.
The backdrop for their targets was the bicycle and walking paths.
A cooler and backpacks also were with the two subjects. The cooler contained alcohol, and one backpack had medical marijuana.
Both men were booked into the Benton County jail.
Kennewick teen arrested Saturday, wanted Monday
A 15-year-old Kennewick boy arrested Saturday on suspicion of breaking into cars is being sought again Monday for the same offense, police said.
The teen was booked into the juvenile detention center Saturday afternoon after reportedly stealing a purse from a car at 424 S. Washington St., said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Two boys were spotted swiping the purse and took off into the area of Second Avenue, but officers were able to search the area and find both teens, he said.
Both boys, 15, were identified by witnesses. They initially denied being involved but the teen who took the purse later directed officers to where he stashed it -- in a garbage can near Third Avenue and Benton Street, Lattin said.
The second teen had paint on his hands that matched some recent tagging. He was released to his parents, but is being investigated for possible gang graffiti charges, Lattin said.
At 4:30 a.m. Monday, a homeowner at 2527 W. 33rd Place noticed two teens going through her neighbor's car and called 911.
Officers caught a 14-year-old boy trying to hide inside a car near 36th Avenue and Dennis Street, Lattin said.
The boy admitted he had been in the area with his 15-year-old friend, who turned out to be the same teen arrested Saturday, Lattin said.
The 15-year-old was not found and his mother told police her son was supposed to be spending the night at the 14-year-old boy's home.
It's not clear when the 15-year-old was released from the juvenile detention center.