Olympia police are searching for a man who robbed a pipe store at gunpoint Thursday night.
Police responded to Smokin’ J’s, on the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue East, about 7:40 p.m. A store employee said that an unknown man had entered the business, looked around, then approached the sales counter, according to the Olympia Police Department.
The man pulled a gun, pointed it at the employee and demanded money from the cash register.
The employee complied and wasn’t injured. The suspect left the store with the stolen cash.
Officers searched the area with a police K9, and the suspect’s trail was tracked to a nearby parking lot. But officers were unable to locate him.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 30 years old. He wore a dark beanie hat with an Army patch on it, sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Olympia detectives at 360-753-8300.