The Edmonds Police Department issued a follow-up press release regarding this morning’s robbery of the Edmonds Pharmacy.
This morning’s robbery is the fifth such robbery of this pharmacy and it is believed that the same suspect is responsible for each of them. The previous robbery dates are: November 30, 2010, December 23, 2010, December 31, 2010 and January 24, 2011. In each of the robberies the suspect was of the same physical description and wore similar attire: a hoodie type of sweatshirt covering his head, a surgical mask and rubber gloves. Each time the suspect passed the employee a handwritten note demanding narcotics.
In the robbery this morning, the suspect again entered the business wearing a dark hoodie-type sweatshirt, black pants, a surgical mask and gloves and again provided the clerk with a handwritten note demanding narcotics. The suspect left the scene on foot after having been given a quantity of Oxycodone and Morphine.
Due to investigative efforts by the Edmonds Police Department Detective Unit, several key pieces of intelligence information were available to personnel arriving in the area after the reported robbery this morning. ome basic information provided was a suspect description, a suspect vehicle description and the likely route out of the area which would be taken by the suspect. It was also known that in all likelihood there would be a second suspect involved as a driver of the “get-away” car, which would be parked nearby.
Shortly after the report of the robbery this morning (approximately 23 minutes), an Edmonds Police Detective, with the above referenced information in-hand, located the suspect vehicle occupied by two individuals in the parking lot of the Premera Blue Cross complex located in the 7000 blk of 220th Street Southwest, Mountlake Terrace. Both individuals were taken into custody at that time without incident.
Currently in custody are a 32-year-old male resident of Everett and a 36-year-old female resident of Everett. Both subjects will be transported shortly to the Snohomish County Jail in Everett to be booked on robbery charges.