Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

Suspected armed robbers held until Thursday for formal charges

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
April 9, 2013 12:37 pm

Three men suspected in a string of armed robberies across Pierce County were ordered held until Thursday while authorities continue investigating their connection to more than six holdups.

Bail will be set at their first court appearance in Pierce County Superior Court this afternoon.

Deputies arrested them early Monday morning during a traffic stop in South Hill.

Among other crimes, they are accused of robbing 7-11 convenience stores in Tacoma and South Hill, Bikini Bottoms Espresso near South Hill and a Walgreens in Spanaway.

One of the men has an unrelated third-degree assault charge for allegedly shooting a BB gun at a man. Another has several unrelated charges, including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and attempted burglary.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for Report violators to