November 6, 1997 in Washington Voices

Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Spokane police are investigating a report of shots fired at homes early Saturday morning.

Shots were fired from a vehicle in the 2800 block of East Nebraska at 3 a.m. Saturday. No one was hit, but at one house, police found that a bullet had passed through the front door, and the slug lodged in a stereo speaker, police spokesman Dick Cottam said.

Two residents reported they heard a shot and heard the vehicle speed away. It returned to fire a second shot before speeding away again, Cottam said.

The vehicle was last seen going south on Regal from Nebraska. It was a gray 1989 Subaru hatchback.

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

Crook smells sweet

A woman in her late 20s stole nearly $100 worth of perfume from a PayLess store and hit an employee who attempted to take the perfume back.

A clerk at the PayLess store at 5520 N. Division told police she saw the suspect when she arrived at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The clerk said she suspected the woman of having shoplifted at the store in the past, Cottam said.

The woman went into an employee restroom and then tried to leave the store. Another employee spotted two empty perfume boxes in the restroom and yelled for the woman to stop, he said.

When the clerk asked to check the woman’s purse, she spotted two bottles of perfume, but the suspect hit the clerk’s hand and ran from the store, Cottam said.

The suspect is a white female with acne scars on her face, 5-feet-6-inches tall, 120 pounds with long black hair.

Grocery store robbed

Two young men robbed a North Side grocery store on Monday night.

The two entered Nevada Foods at 5438 N. Nevada just before 8 p.m., Cottam said.

Both were wearing ski masks and one displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register. The two ran from the store and went east on North Street.

Two witnesses, who were outside the store using a pay phone, gave police a partial description of the robbers, and indicated they appeared to be “older teens,” Cottam said.

, DataTimes


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