On Friday, November 23rd, at about 8:30 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Pho Vy Restaurant in the 900 block of Sleater Kinney SE.
Two 40-year-old Asian males speaking fluent Vietnamese entered and asked if they were open. They pulled their shirts over their faces and struck an employee with a semi automatic gun. The suspects demanded money, jewelry and cell phones. They then forced the employees into a closet and left.
On Monday, November 19th, just after 7:00 a.m., an armed robbery occurred at the Scattercreek rest area on northbound I-5, mile post 91.
The suspect produced a small black semi auto handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. He is an Hispanic male in his 20s, 5-8 to 5-11, wearing all black with a black ski mask. He spoke English poorly. He is believed to have fled in a dark older Honda Civic with a dim passenger side tail light and tinted rear window with decal across top.
On Thursday, August 23, at approximately 1:00 p.m., a homeowner heard knocking at her door. When she failed to answer it, the front door was forced open. She was confronted by a male in his late 20s, 5-9, 140, wearing a gray zip up hoodie, red shirt with black stripes, dark color basketball shorts, and basketball shoes. He had large black ink tattoo lettering on his neck. She believed him to be Native American. The suspect threatened the homeowner, demanding gold, jewelry and cash. He carried a pry bar and implied he had a gun.
On August 8th, close to 8 p.m., the Union Mills Grocery Store on Pacific Avenue SE was robbed. The suspect displayed a small caliber handgun.
The suspect is a white male in his late teens or early 20s, 5-7 to 5-09, thin build. He wore a black bandana with white design over his face, black hooded sweatshirt with white writing on front, and baggy jeans. He left in a brown or gold passenger car.
On Thursday, June 28th, an armed robbery occurred at the American Gold store on Black Lake Boulevard. A white full-size van pulled up to the front door and the suspect exited the passenger side. The suspect was wearing construction gear with orange vest and breathing apparatus. The suspect produced a handgun and zip tied the employee.
The suspect is described as a white male or a female dressed as a male, 5-9 to 6-foot, 30’s. The suspect wore a yellow hard hat, orange vest, long sleeve white shirt, and blue jeans. The vehicle was a white Ford Econoline with no rear windows or markings.
On Saturday, April 14th just after 4:00 a.m., Lacey officers responded to a robbery that just occurred in the 6900 block of Inlay Street S.E. A female reported that three suspects entered the home, woke her and two children, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash. All three victims were tied up while the suspects searched and ransacked the residence.
The victim described the suspects as wearing all black clothing, hooded top and a mask over the face, and one spoke Vietnamese.
On Thursday, February 23, at 2:30 a.m., the McDonald’s on Marvin Road was robbed. A suspect wearing a ski mask, black clothing, and purple latex gloves entered the business and brandished a handgun. He then ordered the employees into the back and demanded money. The gun was discharged at some point inside the restaurant.
The suspect wore a hoodie under a black sweatshirt and black pants. He was about 6-foot tall and slender. A possible second suspect was seen outside in a black or charcoal newer small vehicle.
On Friday, December 28th at about 7:30 p.m., the Lacey Fuel located at 4533 Lacey Boulevard was robbed by a lone gunman. He then ran westbound on 13th Avenue from College Street.
This suspect is also suspected in several other robberies in the Pierce County area. He is described as a white or light skinned black male, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood over a gray stocking cap, dark glasses, gray face cover. The suspect is medium build, about 5-9 to 6-foot.
The suspect displays a black automatic handgun with laser pointer.