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Second Armed Robbery At Same Kennewick Store In Three Weeks

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Police are investigating the second armed robbery within three weeks at a downtown Kennewick convenience store.

Around 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon an armed robber walked into the City Market convenience store and demanded cash.  The store on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Ranier Street.

One man walked in, showed a handgun to the clerk, got the cash, and ran away.

A similar situation happened just weeks ago at the same store, but police aren't sure if both armed robberies are connected.  Officer Tony Valdez says, "We don't have any reason as to why this particular market has been hit twice the last five weeks.  We do know that both times the robbers have fled on foot."

Staff at City Market told us they have no comment about the robberies. 

Police say the suspect is a tall, thin, white man in his 20's, with pock marks on his face but no facial hair.  He was wearing a yellow sweatshirt with a "Billabong" logo on the front of it and a blue bandana over his face. 

If you have any information about who he is call Crimestoppers at 586-TIPS or 1-800-222-TIPS.