July 15, 2009 in City

Suspected shoplifter pulls knife at NorthTown Mall

By The Spokesman-Review
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Police say this man robbed the Kohl’s store in north Spokane on July 14.
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Police are asking for help finding a man who robbed a Northtown Mall store at knifepoint Tuesday night.

The man was trying to steal clothes from Kohl’s when store security tried to stop him about 8 p.m., according to the Spokane Police Department.

“The suspect pulled a knife and swung it at a security officer in an attempt to retain the stolen merchandise,” Officer Matt Rose said in a news release. The robber was last seen running southbound across Wellesley Avenue.

No one was injured in the incident, which was captured by surveillance cameras. The robber is described as a white man between 25 and 30 years old, 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds with dark brown hair and a dark brown goatee. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a red T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the suspect or incident should call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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