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A gunpoint robbery at a Spokane ice cream shop in the middle of winter has been solved nearly a year after the crime, prosecutors allege.
Michael W. Robison, 24, was arraigned this week on a first-degree robbery charge for the Jan. 9 hold-up at Basin Robbins, 1230 S. Grand Blvd.
The robbery seeking money from ice cream sales occurred as Spokane was hit with arctic temperatures.
Robison's ex-girlfriend, Breanne M. Snyder, 25, told police it only netted $75, according to court documents. Snyder talked to Spokane police after an unrelated arrest in October and said she'd driven Robison, who she said had a black BB gun, to the Baskin Robbins and picked him a few minutes later. She said he told her he robbed the store and had gotten $75, documents say.
Snyder said she and Robison were addicted to OxyContin and heroin and were stealing to support their habit.
Two off-duty firefighters, Scott Coldiron and Darrin Coldiron, were eating at a nearby restaurant and followed the robber. They told police he got into a white Toyota driven by a woman. Robison owns a white 1998 Toyota Tacoma.
Robison pleaded not guilty to the armed robbery charge on Wednesday. He is not in jail.
On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook site, OrangeTV offers this bit of Food Porn from Baskin-Robbins, decorated by Katrina. The ice cream store posts: “We can make the creepiest Halloween cakes around! They are sure to please all of your ghouls & goblins.”
Question: What’s your favorite treat at Halloween?