Tumwater police are investigating a robbery that occurred at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Tumwater Fred Meyer store.
The suspect displayed a handgun, and the victim gave the suspect a cellphone and a small amount of cash, Tumwater Det. Lt. Jay Mason said.
The suspect then fled in a dark-colored vehicle, Mason said.
The suspect’s car was seen southbound on Capitol Boulevard, and police attempted a traffic stop, but the car drove into a ditch. Two men fled from the car, Mason said. Two women in the vehicle are considered witnesses, but are not providing much information, he said.
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Police used a K-9 to try to track the suspects, but that was unsuccessful.
The crime appears random and not associated with anyone else in the parking lot, Mason said.