Skeleton Mask Suspect: Strong-armed robber frightens; roughs-up clerk on break

SKELETON singleWANTED IN OLYMPIA -- A gas station clerk, just taking a break -- until an armed robber wearing a skeleton mask strikes -- and it's all caught on camera. Watch the video and check it out: He comes walking into the Texaco at the corner of Black Lake Blvd. & Ken Lake Dr. in Olympia -- already wearing that Halloween mask. You see the clerk's just sitting there at the bottom of the screen, taking a break, when the robber darts straight to him, grabs him by the shirt, and pushes him hard toward the register. A bird's eye view shows the till -- and the knife in his left hand. He keeps the clerk close as he lifts the loot from the register, even checking underneath for hidden cash. In his last move, he snags a pack of smokes from the rack above, and takes off, last seen calmly walking past the gas pumps. He was definitely well-disguised. Detectives really don't know how old he is, but maybe looking at the mask itself will clue someone in to who this guy is. Here are the details on the SKELETON MASK SUSPECT:

    Scary times for that clerk -- and likely another one if this masked, armed robber isn't caught. If you can tell cops who this guy is, 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