UPDATE | Bail set for suspects in armed robbery of Arlington woman
May 12, 2010 · Updated 8:53 PM
MARYSVILLE - Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery outside a Marysville grocery May 9 that left an Arlington woman hospitalized for her injuries.
According to a police report, the 31-year-old Arlington woman had arranged to meet one of the suspects, a 31-year-old Bothell man, in the Winco Foods parking lot, in the 3900 block of 116 Street NE, to settle a drug debt. The other suspect, a 27-year-old Everett man, allegedly attacked the woman at that location in an attempt to take her purse, hitting her in the face with a Glock handgun that reportedly fired during their struggle. The woman told police that, when the gun fired, she closed her eyes and felt something graze her lip, and said that the suspects made off with approximately $5,000 cash and three ounces of methamphetamine when they took her purse and fled the area.
After the woman made it into the store and help was summoned, with Marysville Police and Fire District personnel responding at approximately 11:49 p.m., she was transported by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she was treated for broken teeth and a cut lip. According to police, the Bothell suspect was arrested on the evening of May 11, and the Everett suspect was arrested when he arrived on the morning of May 12 at an Everett restaurant that was the location of his arranged meeting place with the Bothell suspect. Police found approximately 40 grams of heroin in the Everett suspect's car at that time.
Both suspects have been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree robbery, while the Everett suspect was also booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The Bothell suspect's bail was set at $500,000, while the Everett suspect, whose arrest may qualify him as a third-strike offender, had his bail set at $1 million. According to Marysville Police Lt. Darin Rasmussen, police anticipate there may be additional arrests as the investigation progresses.
Detectives are continuing to search for the location of the Glock handgun, and the suspect vehicle, a red Dodge Durango. Surveillance video obtained of the robbery showed several people in the parking lot at the time of the crime. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the robbery, noticed the Dodge Durango driving through parking lot, or know anything about the robbery to contact Marysville Police Detective Cori Shackleton at 360-363-8327.