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2 masked gunmen rob Kennewick gas station clerk

Kennewick Pik-a-Pop robbed at gunpoint

The Pik-a-Pop convenience store and gas station at 526 W. Columbia Drive in Kennewick is robbed at 3:30 a.m. June 4 by a pair of masked criminals, one brandishing a handgun.
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The Pik-a-Pop convenience store and gas station at 526 W. Columbia Drive in Kennewick is robbed at 3:30 a.m. June 4 by a pair of masked criminals, one brandishing a handgun.

A gas station and convenience store in downtown Kennewick was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday.

Few details have been released, but Kennewick police reported sending several officers to help Benton County Sheriff’s deputies in searching for two masked gunmen.

The robbery was reported about 3:30 a.m. at the Texaco Pik-a-Pop store at 526 W. Columbia Drive at South Fruitland Street.

PikAPop robbery
The Pik-a-Pop convenience store and gas station at 526 W. Columbia Drive in Kennewick was robbed by an armed gunman at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to police officials. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald

Video surveillance shows two men wearing gray-hooded sweatshirts and masks walking into the store.

One man points a gun at the clerk while she frantically gives them money from the cash register. They then run from the store.

Anyone who may have information on the crime is asked to contact police at 509-628-0333 about case KPD 19-20893.

Anonymous calls can be made to Tri Cities Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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