Tumwater police seek robbery suspects

Composite sketches released by the Tumwater Police Department.
Composite sketches released by the Tumwater Police Department.

TUMWATER – Tumwater police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery at South Puget Sound Community College in June that resulted in a woman being shot in the head with a pepperball.

Tumwater Police Det. Jen Kolb said Tuesday that police have only just recently obtained an artist’s sketch of the suspects based on the victim’s descriptions.

According to a news release from Tumwater police:

On June 28, a 46-year-old woman leaving SPSCC got in her car in the back parking lot of the college, when she was approached by a woman who asked her for directions to a local business.

When the 46-year-old turned away to get a piece of paper, she turned back to see that the woman who had asked for directions was pointing a gun at her head. The suspect demanded money, and when the victim refused to give her any, she realized there was a second female suspect standing there, also pointing a gun at her head.

“At the prompting of the first female suspect, the second suspect shot the victim in the head with a pepperball,” the news release states. “The suspects then got into a car and left the area.”

The victim did not get a license plate number for the suspects’ vehicle, but she described it as being similar to a newer gold four-wheel drive Chevy Cavalier.

She described the first suspect as a having dark skin, approximately five-feet, eight inches tall, medium build, with light-colored, possibly green eyes, and brown hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a brown leather jacket and blue jeans. She was in her mid to late 20s.

She described the second suspect as a white female, with a heavy build, brown hair in a ponytail, and possibly wearing glasses. The second suspect was in her late 20s.

Anyone with information about the suspects is encouraged to call the Tumwater Police Department at 360-754-4200 or Crimestoppers at 360-493-2222.