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Eight police officers had a car surrounded with guns drawn near Starbuck Middle School, 1015 Ohio St., at about 9 a.m. Monday, according to witnesses.

Racine Police stopped a car this morning on Ohio Street that is connected to a strong armed robbery that happened last night at Walgreens, 4810 Washington Ave. The stop did not have anything to do with the school, said Lt. Al Days.

The person driving the car was stopped because the license plates of the car matched the license plates of a car that was used in a strong armed robbery that happened at Walgreens Sunday night, he said.

At 8:30 p.m. a woman entered Walgreens, 4810 Washington Ave., and loaded up her car with disposable razor blades. When she tried to leave without paying, the manager confronted her and the woman assaulted him.

“The manager suffered minor injuries and the woman got into a car being driven by a male,” Days said. “The manager was able to get the license plate of the car that drove off.”

The car stopped this morning on Ohio Street matched the description of the car used in the robbery. Days could not confirm that the driver of the car was arrested as he did not have information on who was in the car.

“I just know the stop had nothing to do with Starbuck, but it does have something to do with the armed robbery and I can’t confirm that it was a felony stop,” he said.

We’ll update the story when we get more information.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.