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E Madison Safeway hit in back to back armed pharmacy hold-ups

Police are searching for three suspects after two armed pharmacy robberies Monday night that included a heist at the 22nd and Madison Safeway.

According to an SPD brief on the robberies, the hold-up team entered the E Madison Safeway around 6:30 PM armed and with surgical masks covering their faces. “Two of the suspects jumped the counter of the pharmacy and forced the employees to open a safe,” SPD reports. “The suspects took prescription medication and fled out the door prior to police being called.”

A half hour earlier, police say three suspects eluded arrest following a similar hold-up of a pharmacy on S Othello.

Police posted security video from the two robberies and describe the suspects as three black males but provided little additional information and did not describe the type of vehicle the trio reportedly fled in.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 233-5000.

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14 thoughts on “E Madison Safeway hit in back to back armed pharmacy hold-ups

  1. These two guys – Cory and Brandon – are the nicest and most helpful people I’ve met in a pharmacy ever in my life. Overworked and infinitely patient with people. It makes me sad and angry that they felt their lives were in danger.

    • I agree. That whole team has always been friendly and helpful. It must have been terrifying to be assaulted like that. I hope Safeway puts in some additional security–like maybe something that would make it difficult to leap through the pharmacy window.

      • Yeah, I guess that will have to happen now, although the openness of it kind of helped make the experience more personal. Both these guys are really good about leaning in and speaking softly to avoid sharing people’s medical stuff.

  2. I hate to say it, but it might be time for pharmacy’s to have glass between them and the public like some banks do. Until we can get control of the opioid epidemic, this will continue happening.

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