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Thursday, April 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cheney robbery suspects nabbed after returning to store for cigarettes

Two alleged accomplices to an armed robbery at the Maverick Gas Station in Cheney were identified by police after one returned to the gas station on the same day to buy cigarettes with cash presumably taken during the robbery.

Cheney police believe Kayla-Rose Bloomer, 21, and Terrie R. Evans, 25, helped a 16-year-old boy steal about $180 in cash from the gas station on Dec. 16 by giving him a gun, mask, bandanna and hat to use during the robbery.

Both were arrested Sunday and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. The teenager has also been arrested.

Police identified Bloomer and Evans as suspects as suspects after Bloomer returned to the gas station about four hours after the robbery and paid about $75 in cash for a carton of cigarettes. Multiple Maverick employees told police Bloomer was a regular customer who usually only bought single packs of cigarettes with pocket change, and found it suspicious that she had such a large amount of cash.

A man who lived in the same trailer park as the suspects told police Evans came to his trailer after the robbery, bragging that he’d gotten half the money that was stolen.

Bloomer and Evans are currently in the Spokane County Jail.

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