Two convenience stores robbed overnight, YPD unsure if both are connected
YAKIMA, Wash. – Yakima Police are investigating two overnight robberies that happened within two hours of each other Friday at different convenience stores but any connection between both has not been determined.
Two male suspects entered the 7-Eleven on the 1500 block of Summitview Ave. at 1:09 a.m. with guns. One robber wore a bandana, the other a ski mask, to cover their faces.
They left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was not harmed and a store employee told KNDO he was sent home and did not finish his shift.
The second robbery happened at 2:44 a.m. on the 1800 block of E. Nob Hill Blvd. at the Pik-a-Pop store. Two male suspects entered both wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirts and ski masks over their faces. One was described as 6 feet tall, the other 5 feet, 6 inches; both have a thin build.
The suspects pushed the clerk but the employee was otherwise unharmed. The robbers left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, merchandise, and personal property; according to YPD.
Police ask that anyone with any information on either robbery call the department at 575-6200.