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Category: Strong-arm robbery


Detectives looking for man who robbed Puyallup Walgreens pharmacy at gunpoint

Deputies are looking for a man who robbed a Walgreens pharmacy in Puyallup last Thursday, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

The suspect climbed over the pharmacy counter, forced employees to the floor at gunpoint and demanded prescription painkillers at about 8 p.m.

He took the painkillers in a bright green bag and fled through the fire exit, then drove east on 144th Street East in a small silver Chevrolet SUV.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set white male in his 20s, with short brown hair and a goatee. He was wearing a black baseball hat, jeans and

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UPDATED: New images released in April purse snatching that injured elderly woman in Tacoma

UPDATED at 11:20 a.m.

Tacoma police are releasing new surveillance images in hopes of finding the man who pushed down and snatched the purse of a 90-year-old woman in a South End parking lot last month.

The images show a man using one of the victim’s stolen credit cards at a gas station at East 74th Street and McKinley Avenue minutes after the robbery. Police say the man is filling up the getaway vehicle from the April 3 attack.

According to Tacoma police, the elderly woman was walking to her car shortly after 5 p.m. April 3 in the parking

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Suspected shoplifter arrested for strong-arm robbery

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

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