March 26, 2012 in City

Men with guns rob Spokane Valley restaurant employee

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Two men with guns robbed a Spokane Valley restaurant employee early this morning.

The victim told police he was sitting in his his car after closing the HuHot Mongolian Grill near Sprague Avenue and Bowdish Road around 12:30 a.m. He had the restaurant’s deposit bag with him.

He said two white men, wearing all black and ski masks took the bag and his cell phone from him at gunpoint, a Spokane Valley Police Department news release said.

He described the robbers as between 17 and 20 years old, 5‘11” to 6’ tall. He said the robbers ran north through the parking lot behind City Hall. A police dog, Brax, and his handler tracked the robbers and found the victim’s cell phone in the grass. There was a hole in the fence large enough for a person to get through, the release said.

Officers also saw what appeared to be fresh tread in the gravel next to the road, consistent with either a truck or SUV.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information can call 1-800-222-TIPS or can visit Crime Stoppers online. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the reward.

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