Pierce Co. deputies seek armed robbery suspect in University Place

Pierce County deputies need help identifying the suspect of an armed robbery in University Place from mid-October.

Authorities say on Oct. 15, the suspect walked into a 7-Eleven at S Orchard St and 56th St W.

The suspect demanded cash from the checker and implied he had a knife in his sweatshirt pocket.

(Pierce County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies describe the suspect as a Black man between 20–35 years old, tall with a slim build. He was captured on surveillance video wearing white hoodie with a decal of a mariachi band on the back, possibly from a Mexican restaurant, according to deputies. He also wore a black face mask, black gloves, dark pants and white shoes with black and red accents.

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Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, through the P3 Tips app. Information that leads to arrest and charges filed against the suspect will earn the tipster up to $1,000.