March 5, 2009 in City

11-year-old robbed on way to school

By The Spokesman-Review

An 11-year-old boy on his way to school was robbed this morning when he pulled out his wallet to check for money, police said. The suspect allegedly punched the boy in the head and scratched him with a knife. The scratch was treated at the elementary school.

About 8:45 a.m., the boy was walking near Second Avenue and Ralph Street, said Spokane police Officer Teresa Fuller. The boy said he took out his wallet as he approached a convenience store at Second and Thor. He told police the suspect struck him in the head and took his wallet and keys.

The suspect, described as about 19 years old with scruffy brown hair and a dark-colored shirt, took out a knife and tried to stab the boy, Fuller said. The boy fled to Sheridan Elementary School where he’s a student.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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