Modified: Saturday, Apr 13th, 2013 BY: TARMO HANNULA
Behind the cover of a protective shield armed police move in on a house on Carnation Drive early Friday while searching for several armed teens who allegedly robbed Walgreens on Freedom Boulevard. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)
WATSONVILLE — Four young men were arrested early Friday on suspicion of armed robbery of the Walgreens store on Freedom Boulevard.
Watsonville Police Sgt. Eric Taylor said the four males approached the front of Walgreens at 1810 Freedom Blvd. at 12:40 a.m. while wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts. Three males entered the business while one stayed out front as a lookout.
Two of the males had handguns and they forced a male employee to the cash register. After grabbing an undisclosed amount of cash they fled into the darkness.
WPD officers contacted witnesses who said the suspects fled toward the rear of Walgreens. Police located a fresh trail in an open field that began at a large hole in a chain link fence behind Walgreens. The trail led to the rear of a home on Fuchsia Drive near Marigold Drive. Officers contacted the resident and confirmed only she and her grandmother were home.
Police were then drawn to a nearby home on Carnation Drive after hearing noises, Taylor said. They then spotted three males run away from a police car. A perimeter was set up around the house on Carnation and the males were ordered out.
For the complete article see the 04-13-2013 issue.