Washington state

ELLENSBURG: Man pleads not guilty in father-daughter robbery

The man accused of robbing a convenience store with his 9-year-old daughter at his side pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Monday in Kittitas County Superior Court.

Forty-two-year-old Robert Daniel Webb of Everett is charged with robbery and reckless endangerment in the March 31 holdup of the Ellensburg-area store.

Video shows the girl in a pink coat watching as a robber pulls a gun and takes about $200 from the clerk, saying he needed the money for his daughter.

The girl was safely returned to her mother. Webb was arrested April 4 in Yakima.

Webb is being held on $500,000 bail. Trial has been set for June 2.

The Associated Press