Man Robs Own Eye Clinic At Gunpoint

July 22, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter


An Everett officer works on the initial robbery report of the eye clinic Thursday morning at 10217 19TH AVE SE Everett, WA 98208 across from Costco.

Not sure what to file this under but yesterday a man robbed an Everett Eye Clinic at gunpoint.

It’s an eye clinic he’d been to before and they had his patient records.

According to probable cause paperwork written by an arresting officer, the 34-year-old Arlington man was inside the Silver Lake Eye Clinic around 9:35 AM getting his eyeglass prescription refilled.

While in the eye clinic the man selected approximately four pair of Nike glasses from off the display and placed them in the pocket of his shorts. When asked if he wanted to buy some sunglasses he told the employee “no.” The employee then told him, “I see there are sunglasses in your pockets.” The man responded to the employee by saying “I don’t have any sunglasses, but I do have a gun.” The employee stated the man then pulled up his shirt and showed her the gun in his pants waist band. He then fled the location in a black Cadillac Escalade.

Police say there was likely a woman and small child in the Cadillac and the clerk was terrified after he showed her the 9mm handgun.

With the man’s name from his eyeglass prescription along with immediate follow up work by another Everett police officer, the man was contacted and turned himself in at the south precinct. The location of 9 pairs of sunglasses worth more than $2600.00 was also revealed and the property recovered. The man was expected to make a first appearance in front of a judge today.

According to court papers the drug Xanax many have also played a role in the man’s actions.


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