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Detectives look for suspect in two armed robberies of Puyallup-area pharmacies

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Sep. 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm with 9 Comments »
September 5, 2012 3:56 pm

Detectives are looking for a suspect in two armed robberies of Puyallup-area pharmacies that happened this summer.

The man, in his 20s, allegedly climbed over the counter of the pharmacies, forced the employees to the floor at gunpoint and demanded prescription painkillers, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers. He put the medicine in a large bag and ran out the fire exits in both robberies, Crime Stoppers said.

The first robbery happened at 7:55 p.m. June 28 at the Walgreens in the 14300 block of Meridian Avenue East, and the second was 9:50 a.m. Aug. 17 at a Walgreens in the 11500 block of Canyon Road East.

The suspect was seen leaving the first robbery in a small silver SUV, Crime Stoppers said.

Anyone with information is asked to call (253) 591-5959.   Callers will remain anonymous, and can receive up to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest and charges filed.

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Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. PolarBear53 says:

    Check the local Jack in the box/ Mcdonalds he will show up.

  2. PuppyDogsButterflies says:

    hahah! PolarBear, that’s hilarious! I was also thinking check the local Emergency rooms for people saying they hurt their back and looking to score some narcotics…. i think the Mcdonalds/jitb is more realistic though!

  3. tree_guy says:

    At least he comes prepared. He brings along his own step stool.

  4. weethepeople says:

    Probably can’t out run the police, as he appears to be well fed. They’ll get him and guaranteed he won’t like prison food.

  5. interWOLFone says:

    He looks sorta like Larry the Cable Guy.

  6. Pharmacists and pharmacy techs face a lot of danger until
    they know you.

  7. cogbourne says:

    If the things he were try to obtain were legal this would have never happened. Steal the people’s liberty & criminals come to be.

  8. Whatever1214 says:

    “Gimme all your diet pills and no one gets hurt.”

  9. Regfool2 says:

    Well, I guess one way to get your medical care at no out of pocket cost is to check into jail.

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