Deputies search for 2 men in attempted armed robbery at Tacoma pot shop

Deputies search for 2 men in attempted armed robbery at Tacoma pot shop
(Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

TACOMA, Wash. — Deputies are searching for two men who tried to rob a pot shop in Tacoma Sunday night.

At about 9 p.m., the two men went inside the Pot Zone in the 800 block of 72nd Street East with masks, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the store employees.

One of the employees called 911 and the two men fled.

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Investigators described one of the men as black, in his 20s, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a black hoodie, black sweats and white shoes. The other man was described as black, in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a maroon Nike hoodie, light gray pants and black and white shoes.

Anyone who can identify the two men are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text a tip anonymously using the ‘P3 Tips’ app on your smart phone.