On 4/7/12 at approximately 1030 PM, Richland Police responded to 515 George Washington Way, The Economy Inn, for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred. Initial responders arrived on scene within 30 seconds of receiving the 911 call. The victims reported that they had gone to the location to purchase an item they had been told was for sale. When they arrived at the Motel, the 2 victims went into a room where they met with the 3 suspects. Two of the suspects displayed handguns and demanded money from the victims. They then fled the Motel with an undisclosed amount of cash and the clothing from one of the victims.
A K-9 track was conducted, which led the initial responders to believe that the suspects fled the area in an unknown vehicle.
The initial investigation led officers to locations in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, and Benton County. Officers from each of these agencies were involved in attempting to locate the suspects and follow-up on initial leads. Despite this, no arrests have yet been made.
The suspects descriptions are as follows:
Suspect #1: White male in his early 20’s Approximately 5-06 190 Brown hair
Last seen wearing a black polo shirt and jeans
Suspect #2: Hispanic male 25-30 YOA Approximately 5-10 Heavyset, shaved head
Last seen wearing a blue Dickie shirt and blue shorts
Suspect #3: Hispanic male Heavyset
Last seen wearing a white and black checkered shirt, a black hat, and
Displaying a blue bandana from his pocket.
Suspects #2 and 3 were both armed with handguns. It is unknown if suspect #1 was armed.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspects are encouraged to contact the Richland Police Department at 628-0333.
For further information, please contact the Richland on-duty supervisor at the number listed above.