• Bremerton clerk confronts would-be armed robber with gun


    BREMERTON, Wash. - Bremerton police are searching for an armed man who was met by a clerk with his own gun when he tried to rob a small convenience store.

    About 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, a man with a bandanna on his face entered Rob's Quick Stop on 15th Street at Callow Avenue in West Bremerton.

    When the man went to the front counter and confronted the female clerk at the register, the clerk told the man to remove the bandanna.  She told police she did so because she was scared.

    When the gunman slammed a gun on the counter and pointed it at the woman, she immediately ducked behind the counter and covered her head, according to police.

    When the woman’s husband saw what was happening, he drew his own weapon and pointed it at the gunman.

    The gunman then swung his weapon around, pointed it at the clerk's husband, and then fled out the door. No money was taken during the incident.

    Police said they believe the gunman may have gotten into a green Toyota driven by a blond-haired woman. 

    The gunman is described as black or Hispanic, about 5 feet 4 inches tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark baggy jeans and black shoes.

    Police are asking anyone with information about the gunman’s identity to call Bremerton detectives at 360-473-5228.  The man should be considered armed and dangerous.

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