November 22, 2013 in City

Sheriff’s Office looking for gas station robbery suspect

From staff reports
Spokane County Sheriff's Office photo

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says this man walked into a Zip Trip armed with a rifle and demanded cash around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
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The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man they say robbed a Spokane Valley gas station with a rifle Wednesday.

A surveillance photo released by the Sheriff’s Office shows the white man, clad in jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with a bandanna obscuring his face, standing just inside the front doors of the Zip Trip at 8215 E. Trent Ave. on Wednesday night.

The man approached a clerk, pointed a rifle at him and demanded money around 9 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office. He fled the store on foot headed east, and a police dog was unable to track his escape.

The Sheriff’s Office is offering a cash reward for tips leading to an arrest in the case. Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submit a tip online.

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