WANTED IN PIERCE COUNTY -- Pierce County detectives need your help identifying a thief they say has held up 15 different restaurants at gunpoint in Tacoma, Sumner, Puyallup, Auburn and Federal Way. Pierce County detectives say they've seen an uptick in cases this holiday season. “It`s that time of the year, the holiday season and when these times of year come around, unfortunately thefts, robberies pick up,” says Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. Surveillance video below shows the suspect in a Subway restaurant. Like all his heists, he orders something to go. At the Subway he asked for a footlong sandwich. He kept looking over because there was a lady with three kids at the other end of the restaurant, but that didn’t stop him from pulling out a gun and demanding the cash from the register.
Here is the list of his heists: • 8/25 at Elmer’s on S. Hosmer St. in Tacoma • 8/29 at Buttered Biscuit on North St. in Sumner • 8/31 at Ma’s Place on 39th Ave. SW in Puyallup • 9/17 at Golden Given Food Mart on Golden Given Rd. in Tacoma • 9/25 at Midland Eatery on Portland Ave. in Tacoma • 9/25 at Seattle Sun Tan on Canyon Rd. in Puyallup • 11/5 at Shari’s on Russell Rd. in Kent • 11/12 at Denny’s on S. Hosmer St. in Tacoma • 11/17 at IHOP on Campus Dr. in Federal Way • 11/22 at Moctezumas on S. 56th St. in Tacoma • 11/23 at Denny’s on Auburn Way S. in Auburn • 11/24 at Subway on Portland Ave. E. in Tacoma • 11/27 at Subway on River Rd. in Puyallup • 12/2 at Denny’s on S. 320th St. in Federal Way • 12/4 at Starbucks on S. 56th St. in Tacoma If you recognize him, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers