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Armed robber steals from Valley Dollar Tree

Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, 8:28 p.m.

Spokane Valley police are looking for a man in his 20s who robbed the Dollar Tree store on East Montgomery Avenue about 7:20 this evening.

The man walked into the store at 9211 E. Montgomery Ave., showed clerks a semi-automatic pistol tucked in the waistband of his jeans, and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. He ran south across the parking lot and onto Montgomery Avenue.

The robber was described as a white man in his 20s. He was about 170 pounds and about 5-feet-10. He had a “reddish-blondish” goatee. He was wearing a tan Carhartt-style jacket, with a black and white camouflage hoodie underneath, jeans and a black beanie. The sweatshirt hood was pulled over his head, officers at the scene said.

Witnesses told police they saw the man standing in front of the store for a couple hours before he went in. No one was injured during the robbery. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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