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Yakima police investigating Quick E Mart armed robbery

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Police are investigating an armed robbery after they say a man held a store clerk up at gunpoint and stole money from a local mini mart.

The Quick E Mart at 616 S. 3rd Street was robbed just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, when a masked man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money, according to the Yakima Police Department (YPD).

The robber is described as a Latino man in his 20s or 30s, who was wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt and jeans at the time of the incident.

The man the left the store with an unknown amount of money.

A YPD K-9 searched the area and found potential evidence of the armed robbery but did not find the man.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call YPD at (509) 575-6200 or call 911.

Tips can be also be reported anonymously to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, online or through the “P3 Tips” app.

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