Suspect in brutal 'broad daylight' robbery arrested, police say

PUYALLUP -- A man accused of robbing a mom and pop grocery store with a handgun was arrested Monday.

The suspect, a 25-year-old Tacoma resident, was arrested following a "broad daylight robbery" where he held up a Puyallup store, police said.

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.

He was identified and arrested in the area of 84th Street and South Hosmer in Tacoma just as police wrapped up their search of his apartment in the 8300 block of South Ash Street Monday.

He will be booked into the Pierce County Jail for first-degree robbery.

“The suspect was identified and arrested almost 24 hours to the minute of the robbery,” said Capt. Scott Engle.

Detectives are grateful to all of the Washington’s Most Wanted and Q13 FOX News tipsters who helped them solve the case and say the arrest wouldn’t have happened as quickly as it did without that help from the public.