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Men accused of cash store robbery identified

The two men accused of robbing a payday loan store Monday have been identified as Nathan J. Molina, 21, and Daniel I. Neace, 19.

Both are due in Spokane County Superior Court via video this afternoon on charges of first-degree robbery.

Neace and Molina were arrested after Spokane police and Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Check into Cash at 555 E. Francis Ave. about 4:15 p.m. for a report of a man robbing the store with a handgun.

They found a suspect a few blocks away near East Lyons Avenue and North Standard Street, police said, but the man ran away.

Police set up a perimeter and called in a K9 dog, leading to Neace and Molina’s arrests.

The stolen cash was recovered, along with the gun used in the robbery, police said.

A third suspect, Michael J. Anderson, 20, was arrested today.

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