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Pickup with flames possibly used in Rite Aid heist

Tue., July 7, 2009, 7:54 a.m.

Witnesses to a narcotics robbery Monday morning provided the Spokane Police Department with a detailed description of the vehicle the robber may have used to escape.

The robber stole narcotics from the Rite Aid store at 29th Avenue and Regal Street in south Spokane, police said. He approached the pharmacy about 10:30 a.m. with a note demanding narcotics and indicated he was armed, police said in a news release.

Witnesses said the robber may have left the scene in a four-wheel drive standard cab 1970s dark blue Toyota pickup with flames on the front, the release said. They described the robber as a white man in his 20s, wearing a dark shirt over a light gray hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and blue jeans.

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

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