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Seriously, how good a disguise is a drawn-on mustache?

TACOMA, Wash. — Pierce County sheriff's investigators are trying to identify a woman suspected of of robbing three east Pierce County businesses and trying to rob a fourth at gunpoint in a 16-hour span last week. All the victims described her has having drawn a mustache on her face.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the woman's arrest and charges.

Investigators believe the woman robbed three coffee stands the afternoon and night of Sept. 8, then a pharmacy the morning of Sept. 9.

The first robbery occurred at 4:43 p.m. at the Big Foot Java, 12305 Meridian E. A woman walked up to the coffee stand window, demanded cash from a barista and displayed a gun, the Sheriff's Office said.

The robber put the money in a plastic bag and fled.

Less than two hours later, the same robber is believed to have held up the Coffee Cabin, 9415 State Route 162, in Orting. The barista was closing up the stand at 6:20 p.m. when the woman approached, pulled out a gun and demanded cash, investigators reported. The robber took money and left.

Shortly before 11 p.m. that night, investigators believe the same woman tried to rob the Big Foot Java, 17526 Meridian E. The robber walked up to the coffee stand window and demanded cash about 10:50 p.m.

The barista refused to hand over any money. The robber displayed a handgun but the barista again refused to give the woman any money. The suspect left.

In all three incidents, the robber was described as white, 25 years old, 5 feet 4 and 130 pounds. She had drawn a mustache on her face with a

Investigators believe the woman robbed three coffee stands the afternoon and night of Sept. 8, then a pharmacy the morning of Sept. 9.

The first robbery occurred at 4:43 p.m. at the Big Foot Java, 12305 Meridian E. A woman walked up to the coffee stand window, demanded cash marker and wore a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, pink beanie and sunglasses.

The next morning, detectives believe the same woman robbed Kirk's Pharmacy, 11212 Sunrise Blvd. E. She walked up to the pharmacy counter about 8:40 a.m., shouted at the clerk to hand over Oxycontin and pulled out a gun of her pocket, investigators reported.

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