Suspect arrested for robbery, sexual assault at adult stores in Tacoma and Puyallup

TACOMA -- Tacoma Police say they have arrested a man suspected of attacking and sexually assaulting employees at a store in Tacoma and robbing a similar adult-themed store in Puyallup.

The suspect is accused of robbing the Lovers store in Puyallup while wearing a pumpkin mask on March 8.

He's also accused of ambushing two employees of the Castle Megastore in Tacoma a few days later.

Officers said the suspect, described as a heavy-set black man, attacked the male employee and then sexually assaulted the woman.

The man is in custody, and the robbery and assault are still under investigation.

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