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He pulled a gun and demanded money, police say. Hunt is on for Kennewick mini-mart robber

If you witness a crime, here’s what to do

Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.
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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.

Police are investigating a robbery that happened early Wednesday at a Kennewick convenience store.

A man in his mid-20s walked into the Rocket Mart at the corner of Canal Drive and Edison Street with a bandana over his face at 4:37 a.m. He allegedly threatened the clerk with a gun and demanded money, Kennewick police said.

A witness spotted the man running toward Highway 240, according to police reports.

The robbery is being investigated, and no one was hurt.

The suspect was described as wearing black pants and a black sweatshirt.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the non-emergency dispatch number at 509-628-0333 and reference case number KPD 19-27641.

People can also submit a tip through Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at 509-586-8477 or 800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a felony arrest. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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