West Seattle Crime Watch: Jefferson Square pharmacy robbery

October 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

Thanks to Jonathan for the tip on this (via one of his neighbors): The pharmacy at Bartell Drugs in Jefferson Square was robbed this morning and was closed for a few hours afterward. When we went over late this morning to check in person, the pharmacy was closed, but the store wouldn’t comment, referring us to corporate HQ, where spokesperson Rebecca Siegmund has just confirmed via e-mail:

There was a robbery at our store this morning at approximately 9:00 am. Everyone is fine and the pharmacy re-opened before noon. Due to the ongoing investigation we have no additional information to share.

We have an inquiry out to police to see if there’s any further information on circumstances or suspect descriptions.

ADDED 10:08 AM SUNDAY: A few more details from Southwest Precinct Lt. Von Levandowski – The robber “implied a gun, obtained assorted narcotics, and fled westbound on foot.” Description: White man, late 20s-early 30s, tan beanie, dark blue jacket, blue jeans, black New Balance tennis shoes.

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  1. I was there when the police officer arrived. It was very strange. he asked the two of us about to enter the store to give him a few minutes. He entered the store and the clerks in the front appeared very confused. He then went back to the pharmacy. After a few minutes we noticed customers were still going into the store so I went in. I was back by the electric toothbrushes and could hear parts of the conversation among the officer and the staff. About 10 minutes later I heard him tell the employees to evacuate the store. They made an announcement and as I was exiting the store the officer ran out, jumped in his car and took off apparently after a suspect. There was a man standing outside as the officer left and he told me he was after a person with a gun. At that point they closed the store It was 9:25 am

    Comment by West Seattlite — 6:11 pm October 9, 2010 #

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