February 24, 2012 in News

Spokane police apprehend alleged bank robber


Spokane police quickly arrested a man in his hotel room across the street from a bank they say he robbed this morning.

David Donald Thometz, 49, was booked into Spokane County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery. Police say he entered the downtown Washington Trust Bank, 706 W. 2nd Ave., demanded money and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. He did not display a weapon.

Officers swarmed the area about 9:15 a.m. and obtained a surveillance photo of Thometz. A building manager at the Carlyle Hotel, 206 S. Post Street, just down the street from the bank, recognized Thometz in the photo. Police located Thometz in his room at the Carlyle and arrested him without incident.

Thometz also was arrested in May 2010 for first-degree robbery of another bank in the Spokane area.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus