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Yakima police arrested a man Sunday they believe robbed the A&A Mini Mart in Yakima on Friday night.

A employee of the store on North Fifth Avenue saw the suspect standing across the street at 1 p.m. Sunday and called police. The suspect got into a vehicle headed north, which police stopped at the intersection of 16th Avenue and Fruitvale Boulevard.

They found a handgun that belonged to a mini mart employee inside, along with an undisclosed amount of money taken during the robbery Friday night, according to a news release.

Police said the man entered A&A Mini Mart about 8:40 p.m. Friday, pointed an assault-type rifle at the clerk and demanded money. Police found a rifle matching the description provided by witnesses in the vehicle, the release said.


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The suspect was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.


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1The FBI says it believes the Yakima County Sheriff's Office under reported the number of incidents in 2018
2Wapato's data for 2018 is not reliable.