The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is investigating an armed robbery at a mini-mart located at 708 N. 5th Avenue that occurred at about 8:40 pm on Friday.
Witnesses reported that a man entered A&A Mini Mart at about 8:40 pm Friday, pointed what police believe is an assault-type rifle at the clerk and demanded money. The suspect fled the mini mart with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A YPD K-9 search was launched, but the suspect was not located. Police learned that the suspect had gotten in a vehicle located a short distance from the mini mart and left the immediate area.
Yakima police continue to investigate the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tips can be also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at crimestoppersyakco.org, or through the “P3 Tips” app that can be downloaded for free at p3intel.com/.