Police search for Pacific Beach grocery store robber

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed the D&K Grocery in Pacific Beach at about 7:20 p.m. yesterday.

“The manager called to report that a man wearing a hood and mask over his face entered the store with his hand in his pocket and demanded money,” Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate said. “The manager, believing the suspect had a gun, gave the man money from the cash register.”

No gun was actually seen, Shumate said. The man was seen running across Main Street toward the beach.

A nearby Washington State Patrol trooper responded, along with the county’s K-9 unit and additional deputies, but the suspect was not found. Shumate said investigators have learned he may have fled in a vehicle, and are following up on a possible vehicle description.

The suspect is described as being about 5 feet 7 inches tall, very skinny, last seen wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with a dark green fleece jacket over it, black pants and black rimmed sunglasses.

“While the store did have surveillance video, it apparently was not operational at the time,” Shumate said. “Investigators are looking into the possibility of nearby video surveillance from other businesses.”

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office at 360-249-3711.


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