A man who robbed a store in Gig Harbor at gunpoint, Saturday evening, was caught but other suspects got away, in response to the Gig Harbor Police Division.
Round 9:10 p.m., two males entered a comfort store within the 7100 block of Pioneer Manner and robbed the store clerk at gunpoint. They took the until drawer, got into a automobile with two other folks, and drove away rapidly on Grandview Road.
A GHPD Officer within the space noticed the automobile and began following its final recognized path. The officer got the theft info, caught as much as the automobile, and initiated a cease. The automobile drove away from the cease and nearly instantly crashed into a parked automobile after which a constructing within the 3000 block of Harborview Drive.
All 4 folks fled on foot. The trailing officer captured one man and shortly after, a girl went to a close by home to hunt assist for an injured hand. She was additionally taken into custody. The other two folks remained at giant. Further GHPD personnel have been known as in to help within the search. Additionally they obtained air help from the Washington State Patrol air unit.
The automobile was confirmed stolen. From outdoors the automobile, officers may see a handgun and the cash stolen within the theft. The automobile was impounded for a search warrant.
A K9 was summoned from the Puyallup Police Division but couldn’t find the other folks. Police assumed they ran close by.
After reviewing the store video, it was decided that the man in custody was the gunman within the theft. He was uncooperative and refused to verify his identification. The juvenile girl indicated that she had nothing to do with the theft and police had no direct proof to attach her to it. She was pushed to her Tacoma house and launched.
The man was handled at St. Anthony Hospital after which booked into Remann Corridor. Police consider he’s additionally a juvenile.
A few hours later, a GHPD Sergeant noticed suspects leaving an house advanced. They drove off rapidly, with no lights, on Borgen Boulevard.
Police confirmed that one of many folks within the automobile matched that of the other man concerned within the theft. After a quick pursuit, which was a uncommon exception to the present pursuit legal guidelines, the automobile crashed and the 2 folks fled into the woods towards the Canterwood neighborhood.
Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted GHPD officers in catching the suspects.
This second automobile had additionally been stolen from the house advanced.
GHPD is working with other jurisdictions to see if the crime is related to others that will have occurred within the county. Police will launch extra info if that connection is made.
K9 was once more summoned and it was tough for police to seek out the suspects in such a giant space. In the end, regulation enforcement was unable to find the folks once more. GHPD maintained a police presence within the space till it appeared clear that the folks had departed the world.