November 13, 2009 in City

Personalized license plate leads to bank robbery suspect

The Spokesman-Review
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Christopher J. Cook is taken into custody near 29th Avenue and Fiske Street by police after a short car chase Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Cook is a suspect in the robbery of an AmericanWest bank branch Thursday in Spokane Valley.
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A personalized license plate on a Suzuki automobile helped law officers track down a suspect today in connection with a Spokane Valley bank robbery.

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle with the license plate “PC” leave the scene of the 2 p.m. Thursday robbery at American West Bank, 15606 E. Sprague Ave.

Sgt. John Nowels and Spokane Valley police detectives found the vehicle about 10:30 a.m. today in the vicinity of 29th Avenue and Ray Street in Spokane and arrested the suspect after stopping the vehicle, according to a spokesman.

Christopher J. Cook was taken into custody and booked on one count of first-degree robbery.

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