The nine year old daughter of the man who robbed an Ellensburg store was found safe today in California but her dad, who took the girl along for robbery, got away.
Police are still looking for 42-year old Robert Daniel Webb who led them on a high speed chase. Webb was identified as the suspect who robbed an AM-PM convenience store off I-90 near Ellensburg with his daughter in tow.
The father of a Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputy, who apparently knew Webb from his past, was asked to watch the girl last night while the father ran some errands. Later in the evening he learned that Webb was being sought by the local police in the town of Fortuna, California for drunk driving and possibly a robbery in Washington. The man checked around with the Fortuna Police Department and figured out that the young girl and her father were the same as those from the robbery.
Q13 Fox News caught up with the girl's mother at her apartment in Everett. She says she is happy her daughter was found safe but she is still concerned that her husband is on the run from police.
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office released these pictures taken from the surveillance cameras from the robbery. The little girl is clearly seen by the gunman's side, wearing a pink jacket and standing about a half step behind him.
She was apparently along for the ride -- and the robbery -- at about 2:45 am Tuesday.
The suspect, believed to be Webb, is seen pointing a large handgun at the store clerk, with the young girl by his side.
Police say he walked up to the counter and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied and the suspect and before he left the man says; "I'm out of work. My daughter's got to survive."
The man and the child left in a light-colored, four door passenger car.
Webb is 6'2", 245 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair.
He may be driving a 2008 Silver Toyota Corolla, with license plate 602-XQG.
Kittitas County Under Sheriff Clayton Myers calls Webb's actions the height of parental irresponsibility. "Committing an armed robbery with your child at your side... You never know how someone is going to react when you pull a gun in a public place like that, so we're viewing this as a child endangerment, extreme risk to the child."
If you think you might know where Webb is call the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office at (509) 925-8534.