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Robber Takes Oxycodone in Albertsons Pharmacy Holdup — MIPD Blotter

The following information from Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The Albertsons Sav-On Pharmacy on Mercer Island was hit on Sunday, Feb. 3 by a robber looking for the prescription drug Oxycodone.

Mercer Island Police say the suspect walked into the store on 77th Avenue SE at 10:25 a.m. and presented a note to the pharmacist demanding Oxycodone. The pharmacist complied and the suspect fled with two 100-count pill bottles, valued at $250 total.

Anyone with information on the suspect or witness to the robbery is encouraged to call the MIPD tipline at 206-275-7955.

Feb. 2

Kayaker Rescued
A 69-year-old resident of a home on the 3200 block of West Mercer Way capsized his kayak while making a turn in Lake Washington near Proctor Landing. He was rescued by a 36-year-old "passerby", a Seattle resident. The resident was treated by Mercer Island Fire Department EMTs and later released.

Feb. 1

Movers Swipe Valuables
Items valued at $4,649 were reported stolen from a Town Center condo after the 34-year-old resident had hired a couple to move her belongings while water damage in the unit was being repaired in January. A Tiffany watch and a Wii game console were among the items missing.

Police, Suspect Uncover ID Fraud Case
Burlington and Bellevue police contacted the MIPD with regards to a suspect being held in an identity theft case and asked them to contact one of the victims, a 38-year-old resident. The man later told police he was indeed the victim of ID theft but had not yet reported it to police.

Jan. 31

Woman Violates Restraining Order With Emails
A 48-year-old Shorewood Heights resident reported a Seattle woman had violated a restraining order 10 times that day by attempting to contact him via email.

Another Shorewood Heights Storage Unit Break-in
Over $5,000 in belongings were stolen from a Shorewood Heights storage unit sometime between September and Dec. 19. The 67-year-old resident said an antique locker, a set of golf clubs and an air conditioning unit are among the items stolen from inside.

Jan. 30

Stolen Motorcycle Found at Mercer Island Auto Spa
A Mercer Island Auto Spa employee reported a motorcycle had been abandoned on the property and a police check of the license plate revealed it had been stolen from Pierce County. The registered owner was later contacted in Federal Way to arrange for the Kawasaki Ninja to be dropped off for him.

Speeder Near IMS Arrested for Driving While Suspended
Police impounded a white Lexus SC400 on the 8200 block of SE 72nd Street near Islander Middle School after the Bothell motorist was caught speeding in a school zone at 1:13 p.m. A registration check later revealed the man was driving on a suspended license.

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