$500 reward offered following Hermiston robbery

The Hermiston Police Department offers a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an unknown white man who attempted to rob a convenience store Saturday morning.

Officers responded to Tienda la Comadre around 10:16 a.m. and discovered a suspect entered the store in what appears to be an attempted robbery.  It is believed the suspect had an unknown type of weapon, although investigators don't know if the weapon is real.  Yet, police consider the suspect to be extremely dangerous.

The suspect fled on foot after the owner fired one round from a handgun.  The round struck a wall inside the business missing the suspect.  As the man fled on foot, an unknown white female with blonde hair, in a white vehicle pulled away from a side street.  It's unknown if the male and female are connected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hermiston Police Department at 541-567-5519.