Man arrested in Snohomish County likely connected to Issaquah heists

August 5, 2009

UPDATED — 3:35 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009

A man believed to be connected to July robberies at Emerald City Sun Tanning Center and Lovers’ was arrested in Snohomish County Sunday. Issaquah Deputy Police Chief Steve Cozart said today the man was likely involved in the Issaquah heists.

“We believe he is responsible for both the Lovers’ and Emerald City Tanning Center robberies,” Cozart said.

Everett Police arrested the 24-year-old Lake Stevens man Sunday. Cozart said Snohomish County authorities would likely file charges against the man today. Cozart said the suspect’s name would be released after charges are filed.

Cozart said Issaquah investigators would wrap up their cases and file charges with the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Gunman robbed Emerald City Sun tanning salon Tuesday night

July 29, 2009

NEW — 10:50 a.m. July 28, 2009

Emerald City Sun Tanning Center got burned Tuesday night when a man armed with a gun robbed the tanning salon.

At about 9:40 p.m., Issaquah Police responded to a call from the salon, 1175 N.W. Gilman Blvd., where an employee said a man entered the business and pretended to be a customer. He then brandished a handgun and demanded cash. He ordered the employee to the back of the business, and then fled from the store.

Police said the suspect is a white man between 30 and 35, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with a medium build and short, dark hair. He was dressed in a dark-colored baseball cap, black T-shirt and camouflage, knee-length shorts.

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