Two Mini-Marts Robbed at Gunpoint

Armed robberies were reported at two mini-markets in Yakima Saturday.

At about 7:30 am on Saturday, November 17th, Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Food Mart located at 620 North 16th Avenue.  The suspect in the robbery of the Food Mart is described as a man wearing a tan mask, a black and gray flannel shirt, black jeans, and dark-colored shoes.  The suspect is approximately 5’8″ tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds.  The suspect was reported to be carrying a black firearm in his waistband.  The suspect fled the store on foot and headed northbound.

A second armed robbery call was received at about 7:50 am from the Tieton Food Mart located at 4708 Tieton Drive.  The suspect entered the store, pointed a firearm at the cashier, and demanded money.  The suspect is described as a man between 5’10” and 6′ tall and weighing about 200 pounds.  The suspect had his face covered and was wearing black jeans, a dark beanie, and a flannel shirt.  The suspect fled the store on foot before getting into a vehicle located nearby.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents are encouraged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1.  Tips can also can be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at, or on the “P3” app that can be downloaded for free at