Two Different Robbery Suspects Keep Everett Police Busy

October 3, 2019

Police Blotter

Two different armed robberies, one early Thursday morning and one late Thursday afternoon kept Everett Police busy in two parts of town.

Traffic on Broadway was allowed to pass the scene in front of Motel Express. Photo credit: Judge Rudy

In the first case an early morning robbery report led to the Region 1 SWAT team being called out to the Motel Express at 23rd and Broadway. Here are the details from Aaron Snell with Everett Police.

Just before 6:30 a.m., 911 received reports of a robbery in the parking lot of the Motel Express (2301 Broadway Ave). A female victim told arriving officers she had been robbed by a man at gunpoint. Witnesses stated the male fled and hid inside a room at Motel Express. Officers attempted contact, but there was no response.

Due to the report of a firearm, the lack of response and concerns for community safety, Region 1 SWAT deployed to the incident. At about 9:45 a.m., SWAT entered and confirmed the man was not hiding inside a motel room.

During the police response, Motel Express was evacuated and those displaced were assisted by Everett Transit with a bus for heat and shelter.

The female victim was not injured.

Broadway Ave was open to traffic while the 2100 block of 23rd St was closed during the incident. North Middle School initiated a modified lockdown.

Major Crimes detectives will continue investigating the robbery.

Police blocked off South 2nd Street in Lowell while they searched for a robbery suspect.

A drone from Getchell Fire flies over the area between the Snohomish River and south 2nd street.

Meanwhile late Thursday afternoon the suspect in a different armed robbery fled from Everett Police after a short chase in the Lowell neighborhood.

The suspect allegedly robbed a person at gunpoint in a Lowell park about 5:15 PM.

A short time later an Everett Police officer spotted the car and tried to stop it.

After a short pursuit the suspect abandoned his car, left a woman passenger behind and ran into a swampy area between the Lowell Market and the Snohomish River.

Everett Police got assistance from Snohomish PD. K-9 units and two drones were also used to look for the suspect who spent more than two hours in the swamp before ultimately surrendering to an Everett Police K-9.

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