Everett teen faces adult charge for alleged pharmacy robbery

EVERETT — The Snohomish County juvenile court has tried to get Mohamed Dukuly on the right track for at least two years.

The 16-year-old was put on probation for thefts and assaults. Judges have ordered him to attend drug treatment and anger management classes. They’ve sent him to secure day-reporting school programs instead of lockup. They’ve given him a curfew and extended his probation when he’s broken the rules. He’s been held in detention for weeks.

Prosecutors say Dukuly’s behavior has escalated in recent months. Now, new allegations have landed the teen in adult court.

Dukuly is charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the March 1 take-over heist at an Everett pharmacy. Dukuly and an accomplice allegedly jumped over the counter at a Walgreen’s on Evergreen Way. They pulled a gun on pharmacy workers and made off with cough syrup with codeine, a strong narcotic. A third suspect kept watch during the robbery.

Dukuly denied being involved. The other two suspects have not been identified, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson wrote in court papers.

A Cascade High School employee identified Dukuly days later. The teen allegedly nearly knocked her down as he ran out of the store. She recognized him as a former student, Matheson said. She didn’t know there had been a robbery at the time, but later reported the encounter to a school resource police officer.

The pharmacy employees picked Dukuly out as one of the suspects who jumped over the counter and demanded drugs, court records said. His accomplice was armed with a handgun.

Dukuly was charged as an adult because of the serious nature of the crime, Matheson said.

Two weeks earlier Dukuly pleaded guilty in juvenile court to possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds. A BB gun dropped out of his sweatshirt Feb. 8 while he was playing basketball after hours at Cascade High School. Dukuly was arrested and booked into Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

At the time of the BB gun incident, Dukuly was on probation for assaulting a man who confronted him about stealing $200. The teen pleaded guilty to assault and theft for the July incident. He was found in violation of his probation Feb. 4 after the court learned that the teen had used marijuana and been expelled from school.

Dukuly was on probation at the time of the Walgreen’s robbery.

So far police don’t believe the heist is tied to Thursday’s burglary at a different Walgreen’s in south Everett.

Four men in their late teens are suspected of stealing prescription drugs after someone climbed through a broken drive-through window. The Seattle men were booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of burglary.

The Herald is not naming them because they have not been charged.

Everett patrol officers were dispatched around 3:15 a.m. Thursday to the Walgreen’s in the 13100 block of 19th Avenue SE after an alarm. They arrived within five minutes and found a hole in the drive-through pharmacy window.

Patrol officers spotted a blue car with covered license plates leaving the area.

The car reached about 50 mph on city streets and 80 mph as it headed south on I-5 before engine trouble forced it to a stop near the I-405 ramp.

No one was in the driver’s seat by the time police walked up to the car to make the arrests.

The suspects claimed they’d all been sleeping.

Everett police officer Aaron Snell said multiple prescription bottles were found inside the car.

Glass shards were spotted on the bottom of one of the suspect’s shoes.

One of the suspects also had fresh cuts on his back and blood on his torn shirt, according to a police report. Blood also was found at the pharmacy.

“The injury was consistent with someone who climbed through a broken window,” police wrote in the report.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @dianahefley.

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