Edmonds police arrest two in connection with Sept. 20, 2013 Bartell Drugs robbery

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Updated to reflect that robbery happened in 2013, not last week.

Edmonds police detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery of nearly $1,000 in prescription drugs plus another $854 in cash from the Westgate Bartell Drugs on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2013

According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the robbery occurred at about 9:38 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013 when a white male,18-25 years old, came into the store at 23028 100th Ave. W. and put a red bandana over his face. Bartell employees described the suspect as angry and he was yelling his demands to the employees, Marsh said.

The suspect got away with OxyContin, cough syrup with codeine and hydromet syrup, valued at $959.83. The suspect also took $854 in cash from one of the registers, Marsh said.

“The suspect had indicated by his actions that he had a weapon, however none was observed,” Marsh added. “He left the store presumably in a car. A K9 track was attempted but it ended not far from the store.”

According to Edmonds police, since that robbery detectives have been investigating all leads to determine if other subjects were involved. “One arrest was made previously with the second arrest made Tuesday at a Department of Corrections office in Bellevue,” Marsh said. The second suspect, a 25-year-old man with no permanent address, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on charges of second-degree robbery and criminal conspiracy.

Detectives from the Edmonds Police Department and other agencies are continuing their investigations to determine if the subjects arrested may have been involved in other similar robberies in the area, Marsh said.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I did not even hear about this until now. Guy with a bandana over his face got in a car that wasn’t even observed, and they caught him anyway? Impressive work by the Edmonds PD!

    I use the Bartell’s pharmacy there and I’m sorry the staff had to go through this.

  2. This police dept. doesn’t quit. Just maybe the Hutt Park tree cutter is reading this too. Somebody knows something and should speak up/

  3. I don’t know if we’ll ever figure out who did that to the trees, but I also hope whoever did it realizes that we’re all watching now.

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