Suspect arrested after two pharmacy robberies in Lynnwood Wednesday

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Photo of the scene courtesy LPD

Lynnwood Police arrested a robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon as he exited from Walgreens, located at 20725 Highway 99.

Officers were already investigating an earlier robbery reported at noon. The first incident occurred at a Rite Aid store located three miles away at 18600 33rd Ave. W., according to Lynnwood Police. Police were actively searching for the Rite Aid suspect when an in-progress robbery call from Walgreens was dispatched at 12:15 p.m.

“The suspect described in the in-progress Walgreens robbery matched the description of the earlier Rite Aid robbery,” Lynnwood Police Cmdr. Sean Doty said in a release. “Police from surrounding areas were able to envelop the business before the suspect had a chance to exit the store. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.”

A vehicle believed to have been used by the suspect was located near the Walgreens. In both robberies, the suspect was attempting to obtain narcotics and implied he had a weapon. No one was injured in either incident.

Detectives are still investigating to see if the suspect may have been involved in other pharmacy robberies in the area.

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