November 28, 2011 in Idaho, News

Goodwill employee attacked at knifepoint

By The Spokesman-Review
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A female employee of the Coeur d’Alene Goodwill store said she was attacked at knifepoint at 2 p.m. today when she left the store to make a bank deposit.

The woman said she was getting into her vehicle in the store’s parking lot at 1212 N. Fourth Street when she was grabbed from behind by a man who put a knife to her throat, a news release from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said.

The man demanded her purse and after a struggle, he shoved her to the ground. Someone came out of the store, saw what was happening, and shouted at the man. He ran off through an alley between Fourth and Fifth streets.

The woman was able to hold onto her purse which contained the store’s bank deposit. She has a red mark on her neck from the knife, the release said.

The suspect is described as being a white man in his 30s with black hair. He is 6’ to 6‘2” tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, possibly with silver writing on it, and blue jeans.

He was last seen around 11th Street and Foster Avenue jumping a fence and running south.

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