Late Night Armed Robbery in Kennewick Convenience Store

From the Kennewick PD-

Date and Time: June 23, 2014 around 9:30PM

Location- Mr. E's Food Mart

Summary-

On June 23rd, 2014 at about 9:30pm, Officers were dispatched to a robbery that had just occured at Mr. E's convenience store.  Dispatch advised that a male, approximately 18 years old, entered the store brandishing a semi-automatic handgun.  The male was wearing a black baseball cap and a white colored bandana over his face.  He demanded the money from the register while pointing the gun at the clerk.  He handed the clerk an empty plastic grocery bag.  The clerk dumped the money in the bag.  The suspect walked behind the counter (while the clerk was putting money in the bag)  and selected 3 packs of cigarettes from the display.  He then fled the store, heading eastbound on 4th Avenue on foot.  Officers arrived in the area and set up containment.  BCSO K9 Deputy assisted with a K-9 track.  The track went around Highlands Middle School, but terminated to the east of the school.  The robbery was captured on video.  The male suspect appears to be 16-20 years old, 5' 7" and 150 lbs.  He has dark colored hair, medium long in length.  He was wearing a dark blue basketball style shorts with a vertical white stripe.