HURRICANE – Authorities have named two people arrested in connection with Tuesday’s armed robbery of a pharmacy.
Kevin S. Richards, 37, and Elizabeth Richards, 32, both of LaVerkin, were identified by Hurricane City Police Wednesday as the two suspects taken into custody following the robbery of the Hurricane Family Pharmacy.
According to bookings information, both have been booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and each face a first-degree felony count of aggravated robbery, five third-degree felony counts of aggravated robbery, a second-degree felony for obstruction of justice and a class-A misdemeanor for drug possession.
Kevin Richards was also charged with a second-degree felony for the possession of a firearm by a restricted person. He also had a previous warrant out for his arrest.
Bail was set at $50,000 due to the severity of the incident, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said in a statement.
The armed robbery of the Hurricane Family Pharmacy occurred just before 6 p.m., Tuesday. Based on descriptions given by employees, police units were able to find and take Kevin and Elizabeth Richards into custody within a few minutes of the robbery, Buell said.
“They did a great job,” pharmacy owner Cliff Holt said. “I can’t say enough about our Hurricane Police Department. They caught the guy right away. That’s perfect.”
No one was harmed during the incident.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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