Four robbers invaded a West Central apartment through an unlocked front door shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, police said.
The man and woman inside the residence in the 2600 block of West Sinto Avenue were ordered onto the floor, but the woman tried to run out and was sprayed with a chemical, Spokane police said. The woman persisted in her effort to get away, and ran to a neighbor’s house to call police.
The men, who were armed and wearing masks, took the victim’s purse and a video game console, police said. They fled out the front door and into an alley.
Witnesses said they heard up to five shots fired, but the gunfire apparently occurred outdoors as the burglars were leaving. A spent shell casing was found on the ground, police said.
Officers found the victim’s purse and two connecting cords for the video device. The robbers got away.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.