Police nab bleeding suspect in Parkland record store robbery | Local News – The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound’s Destination

Prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old man with first-degree robbery after a Parkland record store clerk was robbed and beaten Tuesday by a man in a Beatles shirt.

Thierry R. Williams Jr. told Pierce County sheriff’s deputies that he robbed the store because “he needed money to start art school,” according to charging documents. He was arraigned Wednesday and remained in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Charging documents gave this account:

Deputies were called to DISC Connections, 405 Garfield St., and the clerk, who was bleeding from his forehead, told them a man wearing a blue shirt with “Beatles” on the front had come in through the back door, opened the cash box in the office and taken the money.

When the clerk confronted the robber, he slammed the clerk against a wall and punched him before fleeing with the money and the clerk’s cell phone, charging documents state.

A deputy responding to the robbery spotted a man matching the robber’s description and carrying a blue shirt. The man also was bleeding from his arm.

When the deputy turned on his patrol car’s emergency lights, the man ran. The deputy chased the man on foot and detained him.

The clerk identified the man – Williams – as the robber. Deputies found cash and the victim’s cell phone on Williams.

Stacey Mulick, staff writer

Posted via web from The LP Revival Blog

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~ by lprevival on February 8, 2010.

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