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Snohomish Police Arrest Two Suspected Robbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 28, 2014


CONTACT: John Flood, Chief of Police
425 388-6270, john.flood@snoco.org
 
Media line: 
425-249-6263

Two males have been arrested in connection with an attempted Vehicle Theft and attempted Robbery 1st degree at Snohomish Station in the City of Snohomish.    On May 27, 2014 at approximately 8:30 AM, two males, 19 and 20 years old, were in the parking lot in front of the Fred Meyer store in Snohomish Station [2800 Bickford Avenue].  Witnesses’ description was tall black males with one wearing a blue hoody and one wearing a gray and black hoody.  The 20 year old male attempted to steal an unoccupied tan 1999 Mercedes 300 that was in the parking lot in front of a bank ATM while the vehicle owner, a 61 year old Snohomish resident, was using the ATM.  Since the vehicle owner was close by, he had left the car unlocked with the key in the ignition.  The 20 year old suspect was unable to start the vehicle due to a lack of knowledge on how to operate a diesel vehicle which allowed the vehicle owner enough time to confront the suspect and remove him from the vehicle.  The 20 year old suspect then met up with his 19 year old partner and the two walked toward another victim in the same parking lot.  Again, the 20 year old male took the lead and confronted a 59 year old female, from Lynnwood, who was sitting in her red 1999 Pontiac GrandAm.  The 20 year old suspect forcibly removed the female victim from her car in an attempt to steal her car.  The victim began yelling and screaming at the suspect which drew the attention of other witnesses in the parking lot.  The commotion caused the 20 year old to let go of the female victim and flee the area with his 19 year old partner. 

Patrol units from the Snohomish Police Department arrived in the area within 4 minutes of the first call to 911, assisted by units from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol, and the Monroe Police Department, and arrested the 19 year old suspect near Bickford Avenue and 56th Street.  The 20 year old suspect was arrested moments later in the showroom of Bickford Motors [3200 Bickford Avenue] after an employee called 911 to report the male acting strange, pacing back and forth, and talking on the phone with an unknown person.  Neither suspect resisted arrest.

Both suspects were interviewed by detectives from the Snohomish Police Department and information was obtained indicating their involvement in a weekend crime spree.  The detectives were able to obtain statements and information from the suspects detailing the theft of a vehicle in Burien a few days prior, involvement in an armed robbery in unincorporated Snohomish County at the Walgreens on 164 ST SW and then two more armed robberies in the City of Everett all on Sunday, May 25, 2014.   Detectives from the Snohomish Police Department shared information with detectives from the Everett Police Department to assist them with their investigation.

The 20 year old suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle on May 27th while the 19 year old suspect was turned over to the Everett Police Department for further questioning.  Criminal charges for both suspects will be referred to the Snohomish County Prosecutor.  

Attempted Robbery 1st Degree is a Class A Felony with a potential maximum sentence of life and / or a fine of $50,000.

Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle is a Class B Felony with a potential maximum sentence of 10 years and/or a fine of $20,000.

No further information is available at this time.

           

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