At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, the Winlock Handi Store was robbed at gunpoint by a single gunman. The clerk was not hurt and the gunman escaped. Many law enforcement agencies assisted Winlock Police Department including Toledo Police Department, Lewis County Sheriff's Office and Cowlitz County Sheriff''s Office.
The gunman was a young white male wearing khaki baggy pants, a black hoodie, lace up black boots and also a red bandana across his face.
The clerk did her best to talk the young man out of his actions, even giving him a hug and $20 from her personal funds.
The Toledo Police Department was first on scene followed by Winlock Police Department and Lewis and Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office. A K-9 dog was deployed, but they were not able to locate the lone gunman.
Local Law Enforcement is asking if you have any information regarding this robbery, please call 911. Do not attempt to apprehend this individual as he is considered armed and dangerous.