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Photo released of would-be Walgreens robber

Thu., May 21, 2009, 11:28 a.m.

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify this man, who attempted to hold up a North Spokane County pharmacy May 13 but walked out of the store empty-handed. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify this man, who attempted to hold up a North Spokane County pharmacy May 13 but walked out of the store empty-handed. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Detectives have released a surveillance photo of a man they say was talked out of robbing a Walgreens by an employee last week.

The photo shows a young man in a dark hooded jacket and blue jeans entering the drug store at 7905 N. Division Street about 8 p.m. on May 13.

The man handed the employee a note demanding drugs but wadded it up and walked out of the store after the employee asked him “if he really wanted to go through with the robbery,” according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect is described as a white male between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds. He speaks with a Russian or eastern European accent and has a star or cross tattooed on his left check beneath his eye, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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



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