Olympia police have released more information about Wednesday night's robbery of a woman at gunpoint, including that the suspect fired a shot in the air when she tried to follow him.
Olympia police are still seeking a suspect in the 10 p.m. robbery in the area of 9th Avenue and Boundary Street SE.
According to a news release from OPD:
A woman was walking home from a bus stop when the suspect approached her, displayed a gun, and demanded her purse. The man grabbed her purse, and began to run away.
When she tried to follow him, the suspect turned, shouted at her, and fired his gun in the air. The victim was able to call 911 from a neighboring house.
Police searched the area and conducted a K9 search that led to Capitol Lake, but did not locate a suspect.
The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 20s. He is about five-feet, ten-inches tall with an average build. During the robbery, he was wearing a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt, and had a bandana covering the lower half of his face. The bandana had a white plant design on a dark blue background.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call the Olympia Police Department at 360-753-8300 or Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a $1,000 reward.
Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; firstname.lastname@example.org