TACOMA, WA — (03-18-19) — Police arrested a suspect accused of robbery and assault on adult store employees. The 51 year-old suspect was arrested at his Puyallup home last Thursday.

An anonymous tip led detectives to the 51-year-old Shawn Lamar Bell, who also owns a Puyallup Gym and Boot Camp. “We found evidence to tie him to the crimes,” said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool.

Shawn Lamar Bell, 51, is accused of robbing a Lovers store in Puyallup on March 8. In a probable cause document, prosecutors said he stole “$1450 in cash and items worth $464.50. The items taken by Bell included 10 gold lion pill packs, 2 Crush cuddle vibrators, 2 Crush babe vibrators, and 3 bottles of Rhino 69 enhancement pills.”

The suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of robbery, second-degree rape and second-degree assault.  Loretta Cool of the Tacoma police department said that detectives believe the suspect is also connected to the adult store robbery in Puyallup.

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One of the adult store incidents was described by Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool.

Police Arrest Suspect in assault and robbery at two adult stores in Puyallup and Tacoma

Thanks to your tips, the suspect has been captured. Residents and retail business owners can get back to normal.

Article by: Andy Powell, Staff Writer

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