Lacey Police officers and Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputies took one suspect into custody for armed robbery, and another for illegal firearms possession, after a robbery at the Best Buy on Marvin Rd NE in Lacey.
Officers were initially dispatched to the store for reports of a robbery at 7:48 pm. They were told that a man had stolen items, and when confronted by loss prevention, he threatened them with a knife and fled in a silver BMW.
Best Buy employees were able to obtain a license plate, and officers payed a visit to the registered owner’s home, where they found his mother. His mother gave officers the address that her son has been living at, according to Lacey Police.
Officers and Deputies responded to that residence, in the 300 block of Trailblazer St SE. They found the vehicle parked in the driveway. They made contact and took the suspect into custody.
The suspect is a six-time convicted felon, police said, and was found to be illegally in possession of firearms. A search warrant was served on the home, and officers recovered several more guns and drug paraphernalia. They also recovered the stolen merchandise from Best Buy.
The 37-year old suspect has been booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of 1st-degree Robbery. A second suspect, a 30-year old man, was also arrested and booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of Unlawful Possession of Firearms 1st-degree.