Robber holds up Woodland convenience store

Suspect may be linked to other robberies

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: July 19, 2011, 9:39 PM

 

Woodland police are searching for a robber who held up a convenience store early Tuesday morning and may be linked to two other robberies.

Police were called to Toad’s Express Mart, 1155 Hoffman St., just before 2 a.m. A masked man entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to a news release from the Woodland Police Department.

When the clerk told him she could not open the till, the robber grabbed a role of quarters laying near the cash register and then robbed a customer of $3 cash, according to the news release.

The bandit’s vehicle is described as a silver van, possibly a Toyota Sienna or Ford Windstar.

The robber is that he is about 5 feet 3 inches or 5 feet 4 inches.

As officers started searching the area, they learned another robbery had just occurred in Kalama.

Investigators believe the Woodland bandit may be responsible for that robbery, as well as one at an IHOP Restaurant in Vancouver on July 18.

The investigation is continuing.