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Man gets 69 months for robbery spree

A Spokane man who participated in an armed robbery spree last year has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.

Sean T. Smith, 24, was sentenced to 69 months in prison after pleading guilty last week in Spokane County Superior Court to two counts of first-degree robbery.

Smith was arrested after armed robberies in November and December 2010 at the Holiday gas station on North Argonne Road, Sam’s Stop and Shop on East Sprague Avenue, Nevada Street Brew Espresso, McQuick Mart on South Regal, and the Zip Trips at Fourth Avenue and Sullivan Road and at Illinois Street and Perry Place. Smith told police he spent the stolen money on methamphetamine.

Vanessa E. Orr, 24, also was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Shew as credited for 313 days served in jail and is to be on probation for a year.

Co-defendant Aaron L. Goldstein was sentenced in August to 74 months in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery.

A fourth suspect, Orr's brother, Donald Lindquist, is scheduled for trial Dec. 12.
  

Teen gets 6 years for 5 armed robberies

A Spokane teenager who participated in an armed robbery spree last winter has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Aaron L. Goldstein, 19, is to spend 74 months in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery.

Goldstein was arrested after armed robberies in November and December at the Holiday gas station on North Argonne Road, Sam’s Stop and Shop on East Sprague Avenue, Nevada Street Brew Espresso, McQuick Mart on South Regal, and the Zip Trips at Fourth Avenue and Sullivan Road and at Illinois Street and Perry Place.

Three other suspects, Sean T. Smith, Vanessa E. Orr and Orr's brother, Donald Lindquist, also are charged.

Goldstein was charged with second-degree escape for leaving a drug rehabilitation center after his arrest, but that charge was dropped in a plea deal.

4th suspect charged in robbery spree

A fourth suspect has been charged in a series of convenience stores robberies.

Donald M. Lindquist, 21, is to be arraigned next week on two counts of second-degree robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery. He is not in custody.

Three other suspects, Sean T. Smith, 23; Vanessa E. Orr, 23; and Aaron L. Goldstein, 18, are in jail. Lindquist is Orr's brother.

Orr told police that Lindquist owns the vehicle used in five robberies committed between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6. He was a passenger in car during robberies at Sam’s Stop and Shop on Nov. 28 and the McQuick Mart on Dec. 5, she said.

Orr said she and Lindquist “would get cigarettes, food, methamphetamine, shelter and gas money when needed from the proceeds of the robberies,” according to court documents.

Goldstein admitted participating in six robberies to Spokane County sheriff's Detective Mike Ricketts when he was arrested in December, documents say.

Goldstein was allowed to leave jail for drug rehabilitation but returned after ditching the center and invoking an arrest warrant and Crime Stoppers fugitive reward.

Robbery suspect escapes drug rehab

A robbery suspect allowed to leave jail for drug rehabilitation is wanted by police for escape.

Aaron Lee Goldstein, 18, left Spokane Addiction Recovery Center, 812 S. Walnut Ave., on Friday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.

He’d been in custody since December, charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Detectives believe he’s connected to armed robberies in November and December at the Holiday gas station on North Argonne Road, Sam’s Stop and Shop on East Sprague Avenue, Nevada Street Brew Espresso, McQuick Mart on South Regal, and the Zip Trips at Fourth Avenue and Sullivan Road and at Illinois Street and Perry Place.

Two other suspects, Sean T. Smith and Vanessa E. Orr, both 23, are in jail. Goldstein, a transient with family in Northern California, is described as 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

He has tattoos of two teardrops under his left eye, and “Bay Boy” tattooed on his neck.

Anyone with information on Goldstein’s location should call 911.

Crime Stoppers also is offering a reward for tips that lead to Goldstein's capture.

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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