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Beaverton police arrest two in Walgreen's pharmacy robbery

Beaverton police arrested two suspects linked to an armed robbery early Tuesday morning at the Walgreen's store at 14600 S.W. Murray-Scholls Drive.

At about 1 a.m. Sept. 6, police were dispatched to the store on a report of an armed robbery involving a man and woman demanding prescription drugs.

Witnesses told police after the two suspects entered the store, they jumped over the pharmacy counter and ran up to the pharmacist, yelling they had a gun and demanding oxycodone. The pharmacist, with the female suspect's help, handed her his keys with which she opened the locked cabinet and stole three bottles.

Witnesses said the suspects fled on foot, in opposite directions. It was unknown if they had a car in the area. However, when officers arrived and checked the surrounding areas, they were not able to locate the suspects.

The pharmacist told investigators the approximate value of the stolen oxycodone was $1,500. He also believed these two suspects were possibly the same two who had robbed the same Walgreen's some months back.

Beaverton detectives were able to quickly identify the suspects as 23-year-old Darrin William Brittain and 21-year-old Ashley Rose Houston, said Officer Pam Yazzolino, Beaverton police spokeswoman.

At 3 p.m. Thursday, detectives arrested Houston at her grandmother's Beaverton residence. At about 10 a.m. Friday, officers arrested Brittain at his friend's Washington County apartment.

Both suspects were lodged in the Washington County Jail on second-degree robbery charges. Houston was arraigned Friday, while Brittain's arraignment is set for Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Detectives are actively investigating Brittain and Houston as suspects in the Jan. 7 robbery of Walgreen's.