Early Wednesday morning, Walla Walla police, complete with the big armored assault vehicle, swarmed around a home in the 800 block of Pleasant Street.

A statement issued by Walla Walla police offered some details:

"Walla Walla Police Detectives assisted Umatilla County Sheriff’s Deputies in obtaining and serving a Search Warrant in the 800 BLK of Pleasant Street early this morning. The Warrant is a result of the Armed Robbery Investigation that began December 6th. Due to the inherent nature of the crime the Walla Walla City County joint SWAT Team assisted in service of the warrant and securing the scene for Detectives. Any further media inquires for information should be made directly to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office as the investigation is still ongoing."

That incident was reported earlier as an armed suspect entered the First Stop Mart on Highway 11 near town, pointed a gun at the clerk, and got away with money. At that time the suspect was considered armed and dangerous.

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