Police catch robbery suspects

Herald staff

EVERETT — What started as an espresso stand robbery ended up in a wild car and foot chase in south Everett.

In the end, two people were arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and attempting to elude a police vehicle, police spokesman Sgt. Boyd Bryant said Monday.

A man is under investigation for robbing the coffee stand in the 6700 block of Beverly Boulevard after threatening a clerk with a pistol, Bryant said.

Police Sgt. Rick Isaacson was responding to the robbery call about noon Sunday when he saw a Chevrolet Blazer matching the description of the car used in the heist.

Isaacson followed the vehicle south on Broadway to Everett Mall Way, when it turned into the Top Food parking lot, Bryant said. When Isaacson, who was driving a Ford Explorer, attempted to stop the Blazer, the driver accelerated, drove behind the grocery and cut across a greenbelt area into the parking lot of an apartment, Isaacson said.

It then sped onto W. Mall Drive, and eventually stopped at a dead end. The male occupant of the Blazer ran from the car and climbed over a six-foot chain-link fence into some blackberry bushes, Bryant said.

Meanwhile, other officers began a foot search. Officer Debra Coleman eventually spotted a 41-year-old man and arrested him.

A woman, who stayed in the car, also was arrested.

Isaacson said a police dog, Ikon, and his handler, officer Chip Higinbothom, followed the man’s scent and were able to find a pistol he allegedly dropped.

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