A man pointed a handgun at two employees of the Tumwater Walmart on Littlerock Road Thursday night, before fleeing in a getaway vehicle with a load of stolen merchandise, according to Tumwater police.
The suspect, described as a white male, in his late 20s or early 30s, tried to leave the front exit of the store with a shopping cart full of items about 7:30 p.m., Tumwater Police Detective Jen Kolb said.
A store security guard and an assistant manager both confronted the suspect at the exit, but the man pushed them out of his way and then produced a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at them, Kolb said.
The suspect then left the store and got in a waiting getaway car that sped north on Littlerock Road, Kolb said.
No one was hurt during the incident, Kolb said.
The suspect was wearing a black Under Armour hat and a blue sweatshirt, Kolb said. The getaway car was described as a silver or gold Acura.
Anyone with information that might help lead police to the suspects is encouraged to call the Tumwater Police Department at 360-754-4200.
Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 firstname.lastname@example.org