A toothless burglar responsible for a string of armed robberies at Spokane coffee stands was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison.
Shawn M. Westlie, 45, was arrested in January after a police SWAT team standoff at 2109 W. Mansfield Court and confessed to a series of crimes that included a gunpoint robbery at the Sunset Market in Browne’s Addition last November (a video is above). The robber wore a military-style gas mask.
Westlie’s arrest came after he’d been identified as suspect in a home intrusion in which a toothless burglar was whacked with a stick by the homeowner.
Westlie pleaded guilty Tuesday to seven counts of first-degree robbery, four counts of second-degree assault, four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property and first-degree burglary.
Westlie, who has previous felony convictions, was sentenced to 171 months in prison by Judge Annette Plese.