Armed robber walks out of store with beer

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WALLA WALLA - A masked gunman robbed the Zip Zone, 110 N. Ninth Ave., on Friday just after 1 a.m.

According to Walla Walla Police, the suspect entered the store wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, walked directly to the cooler, took two 12-packs of beer and walked back toward the entrance.

The clerk reported he could see the suspect was holding a handgun, and the clerk did not attempt any contact with the man.

No demands for money were made. No injuries occurred. And the suspect left with the beer.

The suspect and a second person were witnessed leaving in a gold sedan.

A Sheriff's deputy observed a similar vehicle parked several blocks away from the scene. As the deputy got closer, several known gang members fled the area. Several containers of the same brand of stolen beer were found at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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