A man suspected of robbing the Headie’s Tobacco and Accessories store on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick last month later killed himself during a standoff with police in the Yakima area, authorities said Thursday.
Travis Sregzinski, 38, address unknown, took an undisclosed amount of cash and a few glass smoking devices from Headie’s on Nov. 19 and fled the store before officers arrived, police said.
A witness told police that Sregzinski talked on a cell phone while robbing the store at gunpoint, talking to a woman while the phone was on speaker.
The woman, Aimee Leseman, was suspected of acting as a lookout for Sregzinski, police said. She was apprehended by Kennewick police Thursday and booked into the Benton County jail after authorities received an anonymous tip as to her whereabouts.
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During the investigation, detectives learned about Sregzinski’s death during a standoff Nov. 20, the day after the Headie’s robbery. He had not been identified as a suspect in the robbery when he died.