CityofEastWenatcheePoliceLoOn 4-9-2024 at approximately 1745 hours, officers were dispatched to a theft in progress at the local 7-11 in East Wenatchee.  While officers were responding to the theft, a witness advised the clerk from 7-11 was chasing the alleged thief, and the thief was throwing rocks at the clerk.

The clerk was struck in the leg just before the officer arrived. The alleged thief was located quickly and arrested about two blocks away. It was determined that he had stolen several items, which were returned, and the male was booked for Robbery in the first degree. The clerk was treated at the scene by emergency services and returned to work.