Suspects in alleged Westport armed robbery arrested


The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect in the alleged armed robbery of a Westport convenience store earlier this week.

On Monday night, deputies responded to the report of the robbery at the Westport ‘Y’ Deli at the 700 block of State Route 109. The clerk of the store said that a man came into the business with a weapon and demanded money. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and some cigarettes and fled the scene, police said. The man then got into what was reported as a Honda Accord and someone drove him away. The getaway was captured on a security camera, law enforcement officials said.

At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, while executing arrest warrants, officers from the state Department of Corrections and the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office spotted a blue Volkswagen Passat traveling southbound on State Route 105 near Grayland, just inside Pacific County, with a suspected offender inside. Officers stopped the car and searched it. According to police, officers found a loaded .22 caliber pistol, in addition to a bandanna and sunglasses. Based on the items found in the vehicle, the officers on scene believed the suspect could be involved with the armed robbery that occurred in Grays Harbor County.

The man, a 24-year-old transient from Aberdeen, was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery. The suspect’s girlfriend, a 20-year-old from Grayland, was later located and arrested on charges of first-degree robbery, as well. Both were taken to the Grays Harbor County Jail.