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Tips sought on would-be pizza shop robber

Police still are looking for an armed robber who fled a north Spokane pizza place empty handed Thursday after a clerk pulled out a gun of his own.

Officers found part of what appeared to be a pellet gun in the parking lot of Pizza Pipeline, 1724 W. Wellesley, and believe the robber dropped it while fleeing.

A police dog and officer searched for the robber’s trail but were unable to locate the man, who was last seen running northbound from the store; a police dog couldn’t track a scent.

The clerk, who has a concealed handgun permit, ordered had ordered the man to drop the gun when he tried robbing the place about 9:45 p.m.

The culprit was described as white, 5-foot-9, “younger” and very thin. He wore jeans, a dark zip-up sweater, light-colored gloves and a green mask and was last seen running northbound from the store.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

The Pizza Pipeline was robbed last summer.

Police: Father, son sold pot to students

Police arrested a 20-year-old Spokane man and his father today on suspicion of selling marijuana to high school students in northwest Spokane.

Kruz Hawkins (right) was arrested after he rode his bike to the parking lot of Pizza Pipeline on Wellesley Avenue, where police believe he sells $3 marijuana-laced baked goods to Shadle Park High School students during their lunch break, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe.

Detectives were searching a home at 2307 W. Crown about noon today, where Hawkins lives with his father, Ricky Hawkins. Police found a small marijuana growing operation inside.

The elder Hawkins was arrested for unlawful use of building - knowingly allowing drug sales to occur. Kruz Hawkins faces one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

Detectives had been investigating the two using undercover operations and surveillance, DeRuwe said.

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