A man who allegedly walked into the Costless Pharmacy in Lake Kathryn Village Jan. 12 and robbed the pharmacy has been arrested. The crime occurred at 4:30 p.m.

Suspect Michael Ray Mansen was arrested in Tacoma at two hours later. Mansen is also a suspect in a Tacoma-area pharmacy robbery, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Witnesses reported seeing Mansen approach the pharmacy counter. According to police reports, he gave the pharmacist a note that demanded she hand over all of the Oxycontin within 60 seconds, and stated that he had a gun strapped to his leg.

Several bottles of the drug were given to the suspect, and he fled the Wauna store on foot. Witnesses watched as the suspect got into a car, and were able to get the license plate number.

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