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Suspected shoplifter arrested for strong-arm robbery

Post by Mike Archbold on Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:42 am |
February 11, 2011 8:42 am

Tacoma police arrested a man late Thursday night after he attacked a security guard at a Pacific Avenue Walgreens store, Tacoma police report.

Police said the security guard attempted to detain the man for shoplifting at 11:18 p.m. but the man physically assaulted the guard before fleeing the area in a car.

Tacoma police quickly  located the car but the driver failed to pull over. A slow speed pursuit began until the driver finally  stopped.

He was arrested for investigation of strong-arm robbery, police said.

The security guard at the store at 5602 Pacific Avenue was treated at the scene for minor injuries by the Tacoma Fire Department.

and fled

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