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Deputies arrest “Just a Minute Mart” armed robber

Deputies arrest “Just a Minute Mart” armed robber

BENTON CITY, Wash. -- Deputies say a man, armed with a handgun, robbed the Just a Minute Mart Thursday evening and remains on the loose.

[UPDATE] An update from the Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) said detectives identified 24-year-old Seth Waliser as a suspect, approximately four hours after the robbery.

The clerk in the robbery had told detectives the thief looked familiar and believed his name was Seth.

Law enforcement arrested Waliser at a trailer park located at 710 Della Street and took him to jail for 1st degree robbery, according to reports from BCSO.

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The robbery happened just before 5:30 pm at the “Just a Minute Mart” at 712 9th Street in downtown Benton City.

The clerk at the store told deputies the thief pointed the gun at them demanding money. The robber left with what the clerk believed to be $200-$300 in 20 dollar bills.

The suspect is described as a white man and is about 6' 1" tall.

Deputies say he was wearing an orange jacket with grey sleeves.

After taking money from the clerk, the employee says the thief ran away heading north.

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