An 18-year-old Anacortes man was arrested Dec. 22 on suspicion of robbing Anacortes Cannabis two days earlier.

Austin Carter Thomas, 18, is in Skagit County Jail on $100,000 bail; his name appeared on the jail roster Monday. He is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of first-degree robbery at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Superior Court.

Thomas' lawyer, Nick Henry, said Tuesday he had no comment, other than his client would plead not guilty.  

On Dec. 23, Superior Court Judge Dave Needy issued a no-contact order, barring Thomas from approaching Anacortes Cannabis employees.

Anacortes police were sent to the store just before 9 p.m. Dec. 20 to investigate a report of a robbery. Employees said a man entered with a long gun and demanded product from the store, according to a police report. Employees complied. The robber reportedly fired a round into the ceiling and left.

No one was hurt.

Officers arrived within minutes but did not find a suspect. Officers arrested Thomas without incident shortly before 8 a.m. Dec. 22 and booked him into the Skagit County jail.

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