The Edmonds Pharmacy was robbed again Monday morning — the fifth time since late November 2010 — but this time, police have a suspect in custody.
According to Edmonds Police spokesperson Sgt. Don Anderson, police responded at 9:15 a.m. Monday to a report of a robbery at the pharmacy, located directly across from Edmonds-Woodway High School in the 7600 block of 212th Street Southwest. The high school was placed in locked-down status as a precaution, Anderson added.
The robbery suspect was last seen leaving on foot from the pharmacy. “Edmonds patrol units arrived in the area within two minutes and immediately began conducting a search for the suspect,” Anderson said. Police also requested assistance from a Lynnwood police K9 unit to track the suspect .
Police detectives located the suspect’s vehicle at 9:40 a.m. and found the suspect a short distance away, where they took him into custody. The high school was taken out of lock-down at 10 a.m., Anderson said.
Anderson said the investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.