Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office said the robbery occurred at about 9:30 a.m. at the Bud Hut on state Route 270 between Pullman and Moscow.
Sheriff Brett Myers told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that a suspicious person was reportedly seen crossing Paradise Creek and heading toward the store about 15 minutes before the robbery.
The man, who wore a hooded sweatshirt, also stole the employee’s vehicle, a Chevy Blazer, which was later found unoccupied along Sunshine Road. Myers told the Daily News the robber may have fled in another vehicle.
The Pullman, Moscow and Washington State University police departments are assisting in the investigation.
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