A man armed with a gun robbed a West End mini mart of money and cigarettes Wednesday, Tacoma police said.
The robbery occurred about 5:40 a.m. at Taggers Mini Mart, 6615 S. 12th St., police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The robber ran off after taking the money and cigarettes. A police dog was called in but did not find the man, Fulghum said.
The robber was described as black, about 5 feet 8 with a medium build. He wore a black sweatshirt or jacket, blue jeans and had a mustache, Fulghum said.
Officers looked at the surveillance video of the robbery. It didn’t appear related to holdups at Tacoma convenience stores Monday or Tuesday, Fulghum said. In those cases, the robber was described as Hispanic.