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Police: arrests “forthcoming” in recent robberies

Spokane police searched three homes this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into recent takeover style robberies.

Major crimes detectives and the SWAT team executed the search warrants simultaneously about 9 a.m., according to a news release from Sgt. Lydia Taylor. They said arrests are likely to be made soon.

The robberies occurred in May at a Subway and Little Caesar’s Pizza on Spokane’s South Hill. Police searched homes near 3000 E. 30th Ave., 3700 S. Alder Ct. and 600 S. Perry St. today.

On May 26, a pair of armed men held up the Little Caesar’s Pizza at 2905 South Regal after entering through an unlocked back door. On May 31, a robber entered the Subway at 3012 E. 29th Ave. and threatened an employee with a knife, before fleeing on foot with cash.

Detectives interviewed several people of interest and “expect arrests to be forthcoming in connection to these cases,” Taylor said.

Police have released a video of the suspect in the Subway robbery. Anyone with information regarding his identity should call Crime Check at 456-2233.