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Drug deal ends in robbery, SWAT call at Lakewood apartment complex

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on March 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
March 29, 2012 6:55 pm

Lakewood police are searching for a man who pistol-whipped another man and stole $2,500.

“It was a drug deal gone bad,” Lt. Chris Lawler said.

The robber ran into an apartment at Oak Terrace Apartments, 42 Thunderbird Parkway S, and a SWAT team was called out to surround the unit.

Although officers spoke with the robber on the phone at one point, the apartment was empty when police obtained a warrant and entered the unit.

No description of the man was immediately available but Lawler said police know who he is.

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