Edmonds police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Edmonds Pharmacy at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the the pharmacy, located across from Edmonds-Woodway High School in the 7600 block of 212th Street Southwest, at 4:08 p.m. The suspect had apparently fled the scene prior to the report being made to 911, police said.
Employees described the suspect as a male of unknown race or age, approximately 6-feet tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds He was wearing a gray “hoodie” sweatshirt under a black jacket, gray sweatpants, dark shoes and a surgical glove on his left hand. His head was covered with the hood of the sweatshirt and he wore a surgical type mask over his face.
The suspect partially disclosed what appeared to be a black semi-auto pistol concealed under his clothing and showed the employee a note written in a dark-colored marker demanding Oxycontin and morphine, police said. The employee complied and the suspect took his note and the medications and fled on foot headed east. Officers checked surrounding neighborhoods but were unable to locate the suspect.
Anyone with information about this crime or who can assist in identifying the suspect are encouraged to contact the Edmonds Police Department at 425-771-0283. You can also leave tips on the Edmonds Police Department tip line at 425-771-0212.