EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury deliberated for about three hours Friday before convicting a 17-year-old boy of robbing a Walgreens last year.
The boy is facing up to 3 1/2 years behind bars for the March 1, 2016, heist. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Mohamed Dukuly was 16 at the time of the robbery. Prosecutors charged the juvenile as an adult because of the serious nature of the crime.
Dukuly and an unidentified second person were accused of jumping over the counter at the pharmacy on Madison Street. The other suspect was armed with a gun and both demanded cough syrup with codeine.
They also demanded OxyContin, a powerful painkiller, but the drug is kept in a time-lock safe. The pharmacist told jurors he thought he was going to die when he couldn’t give them the OxyContin.
Dukuly was arrested after a customer said she saw him running out of the store that night. She said she recognized him from the high school where she worked.
The teen denied robbing the store. His attorney said there was no physical evidence putting Dukuly at the pharmacy and the eyewitness accounts were flawed.