2 suspected robbers shot at Spanaway marijuana shop

This is the scene of a marijuana store in Spanaway that was robbed on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

This is the scene of a marijuana store in Spanaway that was robbed on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department

An employee at a marijuana shop in Spanaway shot two suspected robbers during a holdup Thursday, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies were called about 9:30 p.m. to a cannabis store in the 17000 block of Pacific Avenue for a robbery. Employees said four to five men held them at gunpoint while stealing cash and marijuana.

“At one point, an employee retrieved a gun and shot at the suspects,” the department said in a news release.

The suspects fled in a vehicle.

Shortly afterward, two 19-year-old men showed up at an area hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. Both were booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery after being released from the hospital.

Investigators have not found the other suspects.

Anyone with information on their identities or the robbery is asked to message the Sheriff’s Department on Facebook or submit a tip through the Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers P3 Tips app.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.

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