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Deputies searching for armed North Side robber

Spokane sheriff’s deputies searched this morning for an armed robber who attempted to hold up a fast-food restaurant at Division Street and Hawthorne Road about 7 a.m.

The man was armed with a silver handgun and fled the Jack in the Box, 5 W. Hawthorne Road, on foot. Deputies from around the area responded in an effort to locate the fleeing suspect, but did not find him.

He entered the restaurant and confronted a woman employee, demanding money, but the victim turned and ran to a back room. The robber confronted a second employee, but she, too, ran in back. The employees watched on video as the empty-handed suspect fled on foot, said Sgt. Dave Reagan.

The suspect was white, in his 20s, 5-foot-10 and skinny. He had on a gray to black hooded jacket, light-colored rubber gloves, blue jeans and possibly booths.

He wore a dark blue or black bandanna over his face and had makeup drawn around his eyes.

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

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