Yakima police are investigating three armed robberies that occurred within less than four hours Wednesday evening.
At about 7:30 pm, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Downtown Super Foods store at 316 South 3rd Street. When officers arrived on scene, a cashier at the business told them that a suspect had entered the store, pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded money before fleeing on foot. Officers, including a K-9 dog, searched the area near the store but were unable to locate the suspect.
The Downtown Super Foods store was also robbed at gunpoint on November 1st.
The second armed robbery call was received at about 9:45 pm from the Safeway fuel station on the corner of 5th Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. The fuel station’s cashier told officers that a man had entered the mini market located at the fuel station, pointed a gun at the cashier, and demanded money. The suspect then fled the mini market on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers searched the area near the fuel station but were unable to locate the suspect.
Then, at about 11:05 pm, officers were called to respond to a report of an armed robbery at the College Mart store at 1106 West Nob Hill Boulevard. The cashier at the store told officers that a man had entered the store, pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded money. The suspect left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers searched the area near the store but were unable to locate the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding any of the Wednesday evening armed robberies 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/.