Everett Robbery Connected to Kidnapping

November 6, 2012

Everett, Police Blotter

Market at 16th and BakerOn October 27th Ron’s Market on 16th street in North Everett was robbed and the clerk beaten with a metal pipe. Everett Police report they’ve arrested two people in connection with that case. Here’s the update from Aaron Snell of Everett PD…

Two suspects wanted in connection with a commercial robbery in the 2600 block of 16th St. were located by Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputies. On October 27th, the Everett Police Department responded to a commercial robbery after a male entered a business and used a metal pipe to strike the female employee multiple times before throwing the cash register to the ground and taking the money tray. Witnesses observed the suspect get into a waiting vehicle occupied by another male and a female driver.

During the investigation, the female driver came forward and stated she was forced to drive the men to the store. Through surveillance footage and the witness’s statements, detectives identified 21 year-old Steven N. Sheppard of Tacoma, WA as the man who entered the store. Detectives also identified the second male in the waiting vehicle as a 16 year-old juvenile from Marysville, WA. The juvenile held the female driver at knife point during the robbery and forced her to wait for Sheppard’s return.

Sheppard was booked into Snohomish County Jail for Robbery I while the juvenile was booked into Denny Juvenile Justice Center for Robbery I and Kidnapping I charges. Both were booked on November 3, 2012.

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