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Two juvenile males and one man were arrested Sunday morning for their role in the attempted armed robbery of a marijuana business in west Olympia, according to police.
About 5 p.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to the business in the 2100 block of Black Lake Boulevard Southwest. Once there, they learned that one of the suspects, armed with a handgun, had confronted the owner and demanded entry into the business.
After being confronted, the business owner, a man in his 50s, fled to the interior of the store while the armed suspect chased after him, police Lt. Paul Lower said Sunday.
The business owner then sprayed the suspect with pepper spray. The suspect dropped the gun but picked up a nearby baseball bat and took a swing at the owner. The owner sprayed him again, and he dropped the bat and picked up a nearby golf club. The suspect was sprayed again and ran out of the business to a car waiting outside, Lower said.
The suspects left the scene and were arrested Sunday morning. Information about where the arrest took place wasn’t immediately available.
The owner of the business suffered minor injuries and was thought to have been treated at the scene, Lower said.