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3rd suspect arrested in robbery spree

A third suspect in a series of convenience store robberies was arrested early today.

Aaron L. Goldstein, 18, was caught trespassing inside a building in the 400 block of South Bernard and driven to the Public Safety Building, where interviews with Spokane County sheriff's Detective Mike Ricketts connected him to six recent robberies, according to a news release by Sgt. Dave Reagan.

Two other suspects, Sean T. Smith and Vanessa E. Orr, both 23, were arrested Wednesday during a SWAT team raid at the Crossland Motel, 12803 E. Sprague Ave.

Ricketts believes the three robbed the Holiday gas station, 2303 N. Argonne Road, on Dec. 4, as well as Sam’s Stop and Shop, 11505 E. Sprague Ave., on Nov. 28.

Orr reportedly admitted to being in the car during several robberies and said she'd driven to and from the Holiday gas station holdup, according to court documents. She was released from jail on her recognizance Thursday after appearing in Spokane County Superior Court on a conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery charge.

Smith remains in jail on a Department of Corrections probation hold. Goldstein has been booked on one count of fist-degree robbery, Reagan said.




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