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Witness with gun intervenes in armed robbery

Authorities are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a man responsible for an armed robbery in Coeur d’Alene.

On Nov. 28, a female employee of the Goodwill located at 1212 N. 4th Street told police she left the store about 1:55 p.m. to make a bank deposit and was attacked from behind by the man as she approached her car. She said the man held a knife to her throat and demanded her purse.

A struggle ensued and the man pushed her to the ground. A witness working nearby intervened, scaring off the attacker with his gun.

The man is described as a white, in his 30s, 6’ to 6’2”, with black hair. He was wearing a black hoodie, possibly with silver writing, and blue jeans. He was last seen in the area of 11th Street and Foster Avenue jumping a fence and heading southbound.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at (208) 667-2111 or 1-800-222-TIPS. Information can also be submitted online at