Sheriff’s Office reports armed robbery in Hazel Dell

VANCOUVER — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery at the El Pueblito Mexican Store in Hazel Dell around 8:30 p.m., Mon., Dec. 5. No one was injured during the robbery.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that a suspect entered the store, at 7817 N.E. Highway 99 and pointed a rifle at the store clerk. Meanwhile, a second suspect “came across the sales counter and grabbed cash from the cash register,” the Sheriff’s Office says in a press release.

Both suspects wore light colored “hoodie” style sweatshirts and dark jeans. The suspect holding the rifle is described as a black male in his mid-20s, around 5-foot-8-inches tall and very skinny. The second suspect, who deputies say took the cash from the register, is described as a white male, also in his mid-20s and around 5-foot-8-inches tall with a slender build.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that, after taking the money, both suspects fled the scene and may have been driving a gray sedan, possibly a Honda Accord seen speeding away from the scene.

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Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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