Crime

Pasco man suspected in market holdup

A suspect in an armed robbery of a Basin City store may have left in this Ford Ranger pickup.
A suspect in an armed robbery of a Basin City store may have left in this Ford Ranger pickup. Courtesy Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County sheriff’s officials claim a Pasco man is suspected of robbing a market at gunpoint Sunday night.

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Joel Vasquez

A man in his 30s with a small-caliber handgun entered Sandoval’s Market in Basin City about 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

The robber demanded cash from the clerk, then may have driven off in a white Ford Ranger pickup with Washington plate C49176E, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are seeking this man in connection with an armed robbery. Courtesy Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Officials say they are looking for Joel Vasquez, 37. He also uses the names “Loks” and “X.”

He is 5-foot-9 and has black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous gang-related tatoos, according to a Crime Stoppers bulletin.He also is wanted on outstanding warrants, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone who sees him should not approach him, but should call 911, said the sheriff’s office.

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