Sirens & Gavels

Suspects arrested in home invasion robbery

Spokane police, Spokane County sheriff's deputies and firefighters load up at Sherman Street and Seventh Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, after a man was arrested in connection with a Monday night robbery in Spokane Valley. Law enforcement officials surrounded a home and blocked off the streets as they searched. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane police, Spokane County sheriff's deputies and firefighters load up at Sherman Street and Seventh Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, after a man was arrested in connection with a Monday night robbery in Spokane Valley. Law enforcement officials surrounded a home and blocked off the streets as they searched. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Masked gunmen pistol whipped a woman in her Spokane Valley apartment late Monday before forcing her into a closet as her child slept in another room.

The men stole a cell phone, TV and computer after demanding marijuana and “everything you have” from the 25-year-old woman, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The late-night home invasion at 12423 E. Mansfield Ave. launched an investigation that saw one suspect arrested during a traffic stop shortly after the robbery and another nabbed by the SWAT team (pictured above) after he was hit with tear gas Tuesday.

Darius D. Toussiant, 18, (pictured right at his first court appearance with Deputy Prosecutor Travis Phelps and Public Defender Kari Reardon) and Glen A. Akers, 19, are in Spokane County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery.

Read the rest of my story here.




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