On 4/30/2013 at approximately 1600 hrs., Fife Police were dispatched to a robbery at a sporting goods company in the 4600 block of 20th St E. Two suspects entered the store and one of them walked out without paying for two pairs of works pants he had tucked under his arm. When employees contacted the suspect outside, he fled on foot away from the store. Store security personnel chased the suspect and when they caught up to him, he pulled out a knife and pointed it at them. The suspect threw the stolen items at the security officers and tried again to get away, but they were able to detain him until police officers arrived. The second suspect was seen entering a vehicle and driving away from the scene.
The detained suspect admitted that he came to the store to steal the work pants and claimed that the second suspect offered him $20 for each pair of stolen pants he could take. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail for 1st degree robbery.
Fife Detectives are following up on leads to locate the second suspect.