West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Pharmacy robbery verdict

August 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

A routine check of today’s King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office “Daily Docket” roundup revealed there’s been a verdict in a case we’d lost track of:

Guilty verdict, West Seattle pharmacy robbery–A jury convicted Tyler Ljubich last Thursday of Robbery First Degree for holding up a West Seattle pharmacy at gunpoint last September and demanding oxycontin and vicodin. Ljubich, who has a prior conviction for drive-by shooting, will be sentenced on October 1 at 1 p.m. before King County Superior Court Judge Carol Schapira at the King County Courthouse, W-331. He faces a sentence range of 41 to 54 months in prison.

As our update on the case from last October details, Ljubich was arrested two days after the holdup, following a chase in which he wound up on the Schmitz Park Elementary playground; then a judge let him out of jail, until police showed up with a new warrant for his arrest. This is a case of ironic timing, given that the drugstore Ljubich robbed in its closing daysWestside Pharmacy – is close to opening under its new name/ownership (here’s our update from last week).


  1. What a scumbag. An armed robbery and a drive by? Class act.

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 10:44 pm August 23, 2010 #

  2. WSB – what ever happened with the get away driver?

    Comment by GAnative — 7:45 am August 24, 2010 #

  3. He’s CLEARLY an addict. I hope he gets treatment while serving time so he doesn’t turn right around and do the same thing again.

    Comment by A — 8:30 am August 24, 2010 #

  4. Agreed Bridge to Somewhere. Oh, and ending up at an elementary school playground when the children are out playing–very classy.

    Comment by Kathleen — 3:29 pm August 24, 2010 #

  5. He looks like a pretty cool guy to me

    Comment by RG-KOA — 8:17 pm August 24, 2010 #

  6. Enjoy your time in prision!

    Comment by Lolly — 12:26 am August 25, 2010 #

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