Three teens escape after robbery at Woodlawn

Staff writerSeptember 19, 2013 

Police officers earch for three teenage suspects who robbed a groundskeeper's home located at the Woodlawn Funeral Home property off Ruddell Road in Lacey Thursday.

JEREMY PAWLOSKI

Two North Thurston schools — Timberline High School and neighboring Lakes Elementary School — were locked down for about an hour Thursday morning after an armed robbery at nearby Woodlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery on Mullen Road.

A woman and her baby were at a mobile home on the Woodlawn property about 9 a.m. Thursday when three teenagers, two wearing masks, burst through the door and robbed her at knifepoint, according to Lacey police.

Lacey police formed a perimeter around the property and used dogs to try to track the robbers, but the suspects were not located, Lacey police Lt. Phil Comstock said.

No one was hurt during the robbery, but the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Comstock said.

The groundskeeper for Woodlawn Cemetery lives at the mobile home, Woodlawn employee Ken Cheney said Thursday. The groundskeeper was mowing the cemetery’s grass when the robbery occurred but ran quickly to the scene after hearing of the robbery, Cheney said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445
jpawloski@theolympian.com

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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