Armed Robbery of a pharmacy, suspect captured

On April 14th at 4:56 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery of a pharmacy in the 1500 block of Broadway Avenue.  Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult male suspect entered the pharmacy and attempted to fill a prescription for oxycontin.  When that failed, the suspect opened his jacket and showed the clerk a handgun protruding from a pocket.  The suspect demanded oxycontin from the clerk.  The pharmacist, not knowing that they were being robbed, approached the clerk, who told him that they were being robbed and that the suspect had a gun. 

The suspect threw up his hands, verbally denied that a robbery was being attempted and left the store on foot.  Nobody was injured during the course of the incident and the suspect was unsuccessful in obtaining any drugs.

Responding officers located the suspect, who was positively identified by witnesses, and placed him under arrest.  Officers recovered the weapon used in the attempted robbery (which turned out to be a pellet pistol). 

The 28-year-old male suspect is currently being interviewed by Robbery detectives and will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and an outstanding warrant.

This remains an active and on-going robbery investigation.