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Wednesday, May 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on the hunt for suspected bank robbers

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

A pair of suspected bank robbers escaped the scene of a silent holdup at a Spokane Valley bank Wednesday morning.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says a man brandishing a pistol and a woman handed a teller a note at about 9 a.m. in the Wells Fargo Bank inside the Safeway store at 14020 E. Sprague Ave. While the teller was able to engage the silent alarm, deputies said in a news release that the two escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives are continuing to search for the two.

Based on bank surveillance video, it appears the man was wearing a dark jacket and dark baseball hat, blue jeans and dark shoes. He’s white and described as about 6-foot-2.

The woman is pictured wearing a tan jacket with a light blue shirt, a camouflage hat and dark pants. She’s white and about 5-foot-6.

They were last seen fleeing west on Sprague Avenue in what is described as a white Chrysler Town and County minivan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kirk Keyser at (509) 477-6611.

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