Photo released of suspect in restaurant robbery

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoPolice are searching for this man, suspected of robbing a restaurant in Hazel Dell on Monday afternoon.

Police released a photo of a man suspected of robbing a Chinese-cuisine restaurant in Hazel Dell on Monday afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m., a man walked into Canton Chinese Restaurant,1118 N.E. 78th St., approached the cashier and demanded cash. He simulated a handgun under his clothing, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The cashier handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man ran out of the restaurant.

The suspect is described as a white man, 20 to 30 years old, thin and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was seen wearing a camouflage baseball cap, black shirt and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Detective Chris Luque at 360-397-6079.