Hoquiam Attempted Robbery was at a home, and not at McDonald’s
Hoquiam Officers were called to McDonald’s after a report came in of a robbery in progress. Officers were told that a man was in the restaurant pointing a gun at customers.
Officers arrived and were told by witnesses the man was last seen running on 25th Street towards Pacific Avenue. Officers located the subject and arrested him on outstanding warrants and detained him for investigation of the robbery. When he was arrested, no handgun was found.
An eye witness and the victim of the reported robbery told officers that it did not occur at the restaurant, but at a home in the 2400 block of Simpson Avenue and the victim had drove to the restaurant parking lot to wait for the police.
The victim, a 31-year old Tumwater man, and the witness were interviewed and both identified the suspect and said that he had used a pistol during the crime. Officers learned that the attempted robbery was over drugs and all parties involved knew each other.
The suspect, a 28-year old Aberdeen man, was arrested on outstanding warrant and investigation of Robbery. The man was later booked into the county jail.
An extensive search was done by officers in an attempt to locate the weapon allegedly used during the incident. Officers searched the area on foot with the assistance of the Aberdeen Police K-9 Unit and also used a metal detector to search areas where the weapon may have been hidden. At this time a weapon has not been located.
If anyone comes upon any possible evidence associated with the incident they are asked to contact the Detective Sgt. Shane Krohn or Detective David Blundred at 360-532-0892.