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.
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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.