City Market in Kennewick was robbed by a man wielding a gun for the second time in a week on Saturday.
A man in his 20s wearing a black face mask and dark coat appeared to be shoplifting at 8:45 p.m. at the store at 415 S. Rainier St., according to Kennewick police reports.
When a clerk confronted the man, he pulled out a gun.
The suspect left the store and headed south on foot on Rainier Street. A police dog couldn’t find him.
The Saturday robbery came after a dramatic, but fruitless, pursuit of a suspect Wednesday.
In that robbery, a man described as being in his late teens or early 20s took out a handgun at the market and demanded money.
He got away with cash and candy, police said.
He was wearing a white baseball cap, a gray hoodie, blue sweats and tennis shoes.
Police followed a set of footprints from the store and surrounded a home where they ended. The footprints turned out to be from an innocent customer of the store.
Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to call the non-emergency dispatch number at 509-628-0333.