Clerk held at gunpoint inside Puyallup store, police make arrest after photo released

Courtesy Puyallup Police

PUYALLUP, Washington -- Police said they had made an arrested in the case of a clerk robbed at gunpoint inside the Pioneer Grocery Store in Puyallup Sunday afternoon.

“This was a broad daylight robbery at a location that is well traveled with vehicles. Also, very brazen and very bold to pull a weapon out and shoot the clerk and present it during the robbery,” said Capt. Scott Engle with Puyallup Police.

Detectives said the robber threatened to kill the clerk and took off in a gold colored Cadillac Escalade with large black/silver wheels. The suspect was seen driving westbound on 5th Avenue Southeast to southbound on 14th Street Southeast.

Detectives with the Puyallup Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating this case.

If you have any information about the robbery can call Puyallup Police Department Tip Line at 253-770-3343 or Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County at 1-800-222-tips. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and there is cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. You must call Crime Stoppers to be eligible for the reward.