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Woman robs bank inside Spokane grocery store

Spokane police have released this photo from the  June 30 Banner Bank robbery. (Spokane Police Department)
Spokane police have released this photo from the June 30 Banner Bank robbery. (Spokane Police Department)

A woman robbed a bank inside a Spokane grocery store today.

The woman left with an undisclosed amount of cash after threatening a teller at Banner Bank in Safeway, 933 E. Mission Ave., about 1:25 p.m., police said.

She’s described as a white, 45 to 50, 5-foot-5 and heavy set with red hair and dark sunglasses. She fled out the north door of the store. Police converged on the area but haven’t located a suspect.

The same branch was robbed in February. Douglas E. Labish, already convicted of three bank robberies in 2002, is set to enter a plea for that robbery on July 8.

Anyone with information on today’s robbery is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.



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