MONROE — A man with a pink baseball bat robbed a Walmart, fled in a stolen spray-painted car and crashed into a tree, according to Monroe police.
Two men tried to walk out of the store around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday with a shopping cart full of about $600 in goods, police said. One of the men had a pink bat. An employee grabbed the cart, and in a struggle the merchandise spilled onto the ground. The pair jumped into a Mitsubishi Lancer with a distinctive green spray paint job.
The driver waved the bat out the window as they drove off.
Ninety minutes later, a stolen car crashed off Highway 92 near Lake Stevens.
Officers arrived to find one robbery suspect, 26, but the other man was gone. Police released a photo of things in the car: a pink baseball bat, a Day of the Dead mask, and other merchandise in its packaging. The Mukilteo man told police he stole the items to support a heroin habit. He was arrested for investigation of first-degree robbery.
Tips can be directed to Monroe police at 360-794-6300.