Pharmacy robbery forces lockdown at three schools

1:20 p.m. Update: The robber entered the pharmacy at 11:05 a.m. wearing a mask and a hip-length dark coat over a gray hooded sweatshirt.  He had the hood pulled up over his head.  He gave the employee a note demanding drugs. Officers arrived immediately after the suspect had fled on foot. So far he has not been found.

Edmonds police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call 425-771-0212.


A robbery at Edmonds Pharmacy forced the lockdown of three nearby schools this morning. The store is located on the Edmonds/Lynnwood border.

Officials locked down Edmonds-Woodway High School and College Place Middle and Elementary schools at about 11:15 a.m. while police searched for the suspect. Edmonds-Woodway is directly across 212th Street SW from Edmonds Pharmacy.

The lockdown was lifted about 30 minutes later.

“During the lockdown, our students behaved well, stayed calm, and wanted to share with you that I am pleased with how they conducted themselves,” said Thea Gardner, principal at College Place Middle School.

No word yet if a suspect was arrested.

Edmonds-Woodway can be seen in the background.

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