Law enforcement stage at the Alfy’s Pizza parking lot after an armed robbery suspect was holed up in the Motel Express in Everett on Thursday morning. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Law enforcement stage at the Alfy’s Pizza parking lot after an armed robbery suspect was holed up in the Motel Express in Everett on Thursday morning. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Robbery suspect arrested after police storm Everett motel

A man and woman were looking to buy drugs — then they were allegedly robbed at gunpoint.

EVERETT — A 21-year-old man was arrested for investigation of first-degree robbery Thursday morning after police stormed a room at Motel Express on Broadway.

The suspect allegedly worked with an accomplice to hold up a man and woman at gunpoint at the motel at 2301 Broadway, according to an Everett police report.

The man and woman reportedly met up with the alleged robbers to buy $40 worth of drugs. The other suspect, who had not been booked into jail as of Friday afternoon, reportedly asked whether the man and woman were armed. He allegedly then pulled out a light-colored pistol, pointed it at them, and said “give me the bag,” according to court papers.

They complied and handed over a bag that had tools in it. The woman ran outside and called 911.

Police and SWAT officers surrounded the motel, which had been evacuated, around 9:45 a.m. Nearby North Middle School went on partial lockdown.

One suspect fled, but was arrested around 11 a.m. Officers found a sand-colored Sig Sauer pellet pistol.

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