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MILTON-FREEWATER — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to track down an armed robbery suspect.
The robbery occurred Wednesday at about 11:25 p.m. at the First Stop Mart, 85713 Highway 11, Milton-Freewater, near the intersection of Highway 11 and Stateline Road, according to a written statement from the sheriff’s office.
The suspect, captured on security footage, is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a slender build, and wore a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt displaying “AERO” in white lettering on the left side, as well as a white baseball type cap, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles.
He used a handgun, wore gloves and covered his face with a bandanna, according to the sheriff’s office. Witnesses reported last seeing the suspect traveling east on Stateline Road.
Deputies from the sheriff’s office responded, along with Oregon State Police, Milton-Freewater police, Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputies and Walla Walla police. Officers searched throughout the night for the suspect to no avail.
The sheriff’s office stated the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and asked anyone with information related to this crime to please contact the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 541-966-3600 or at any of the following: Capt. Dave Williamson, 541-966-3613; detective Kacey Ward, 541-966-3638; or the county dispatch at 541-966-3651.