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Bellevue pharmacy armed robbery suspects arrested

Officers arrested two suspects accused of an Aug. 23 armed robbery of a Bellevue pharmacy on Friday.

Police said the suspects entered Clark’s Compounding Pharmacy on Bel-Red Road at 10 a.m. Both men wore UPS uniforms and one man carried a box that had their guns inside.

Police said the robbers used zip-ties to restrain the employees and demanded OxyContin, but because the location is a compounding pharmacy, it did not have the drug.

A compounding pharmacy customizes medication based on a patient’s specific needs, as prescribed by a doctor.

Investigators said the men were in the pharmacy for about eight minutes before leaving with about $150. No drugs were taken.

After the robbery, a witness reported seeing the men get into a small red vehicle, which led the police to identify the vehicle and the two suspects.

Police arrested two men, aged 54 and 22, and located both weapons and UPS uniforms.

After a search warrant was served on a suspect’s apartment, detectives found a loaded Highpoint 9mm rifle and a realistic BB-gun pistol.

They also found UPS uniforms, jackets, shirts and pants.

“This is outstanding detective work that allowed us to apprehend these dangerous suspects so quickly,” said Major Travess Forbush. “This crime was terrifying for the victims, and we were happy to let them know they are now behind bars.”