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‘Dumbest’ Mugger Gets Prison Term

The man the tabloids have dubbed “the world’s dumbest mugger” was sentenced to one and a half to three years in prison Friday. Willie King, 37, pleaded guilty to snatching …


Armed Man Robs Downtown Business

A man armed with a handgun held up a downtown clothing store Sunday. Witnesses told police the man walked into The Limited, 708 W. Main, about 2 p.m. and took …


Descriptions Of Robbers Similar In Two Convenience Store Holdups

Two Spokane County convenience stores have been robbed in the past two days by men fitting similar descriptions, authorities said. On Tuesday night, a robber grabbed a clerk at the …


Air France Jetliner Mugged On Runway

Armed robbers held up an Air France jetliner Tuesday as it taxied down the runway of an airport in southwest France. Police searched for at least four men after they …


It Wasn’t Exactly Toughest Case To Crack

A liquor store robber made things easy for police here. He left his driver’s license behind when he fled. Police said the bandit entered the Apollo Liquor Store on Friday, …


Third Excell Food Store Robbed By Gunman In Week Armed Suspect Stuffed Money Into White Bag In All 3 Holdups

The bag-boy bandit has struck again. Police said an armed man suspected of robbing two Excell Food Stores in Spokane earlier this week held up a third about 10:30 a.m. …


Robbers Take In Movie, Take Out $1,500

While moviegoers fixed their eyes on five screens Monday night, two robbers held up employees of north Spokane’s Lyons Avenue Cinemas, police said. The robbers had hidden their guns and …


Masked Men Rob Tidyman’s Store

Two masked bandits brandishing handguns robbed employees and customers at the Tidyman’s Warehouse Foods store at 6401 N. Cedar shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday. Witnesses told police that both men …


Armed Robbers Hit Pizza Parlor

Two armed robbers entered a North Division pizza outlet early Tuesday, forced employees onto the floor and fled with cash, police said. The men entered the Little Caesar’s at 4407 …


Valley Convenience Store Robbed

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Spokane Valley convenience store early Monday. At 5 a.m., a clerk opened the Jackpot at 7018 E. Sprague. About a minute …


Police Quiet On Details About Rapist

Police have revealed few details about a series of burglaries and rapes of women who live alone. Since January, a man has sneaked into seven ground-floor apartments, robbed the woman …


Woman Hurt In Carjacking

A Spokane Valley woman suffered minor injuries during a carjacking early Sunday. The woman, 46, who was not identified, told Spokane County sheriff’s deputies she was stopped for a red …


Sheriff Hopes Sketch Will Help Nab Robber

This is a composite sketch of the man who robbed Pine Creek resident Jesse Milsap, 36, a week ago at his home. Anyone with information about the suspect should call …


Post Falls Police Seek Video Store Robber

Post Falls police are searching for a young man who robbed Video Theater at 109 E. Seltice on Friday night. The robber entered the store at 10:51 p.m., displayed a …


Deputies Seeking Culprits After Man Beaten, Robbed

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for three men who reportedly beat a man Saturday afternoon and robbed him at gunpoint. The 19-year-old victim was taken to Valley Hospital and Medical Center …


Robber Takes Cash At Convenience Store

FOR THE RECORD (April 9, 1996): The Zip-Trip robbed at gunpoint early Sunday is located 1503 E. Illinois. The address was wrong in Monday’s newspaper.


Cash Taken From Man While Waiting For Bus

A man waiting for his sister at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Spokane was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday, police reported. The 29-year-old man, whose identity was withheld, told …


Three Men Beat, Rob Downtown Coin Dealer

Three men - one of them armed - beat a downtown coin dealer Friday and robbed his store. The 47-year-old victim told police two men walked into his shop at …


Gunman Robs Clerk At Valley Express Mart

A Spokane Valley store was robbed early Sunday when the clerk opened for business. A man claiming to have a gun confronted the clerk at Express Mart, 2458 Mica Road, …


Man Injured In Clash At Party

One man was injured in a fight early Sunday between gang members and partygoers. Shortly after midnight Sunday, deputies found a 25-year-old man bleeding from the head and lying on …


Youths Arrested For Several West Central Home Burglaries

A silver dollar led police to a trio of youths who they suspect burglarized dozens of West Central homes. The three boys - a 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds - have …


2 Customs Inspectors Charged In Kidnapping

Two U.S. Customs Service inspectors were charged with kidnapping a suspected drug dealer and trying to rob him, officials said Tuesday. Richard Ramos and Gerasimos Kapsaskis, who have worked out …


Three Men Rob Florist Of 200 Roses

Call it a crime of passion. Three men ran off with 200 long-stemmed roses Wednesday. They even took the vase, police said.


Club Owner Faces Alcohol Charge

The owner of a Spokane Valley under-21 dance club was cited early Saturday for allowing alcohol to be served at the club during an after-hours party. Sheriff’s deputies were called …


Grocery Store Guard Says Teens Dragged Him Through Lot

Two teenagers who stole two cases of beer from a South Hill grocery store dragged a security guard through its parking lot as he tried to stop them. The guard …


Pizzeria Bombing Kills Officer, Suspects

Three people were killed and two were seriously injured in a bomb explosion outside a downtown pizzeria, police said Monday. The explosion occurred after two men entered the crowded pizzeria …


2 Men Jailed After Actor Robbed

Actor Harry Dean Stanton was tied up and robbed in his house by gunmen who forced their way in, loaded his car with electronic goods and drove off, police said …


Police Say Man Robbed Thrift Store

A man robbed a Coeur d’Alene thrift store Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The man ordered a Goodwill employee to empty the cash register, then fled the 1212 N. Fourth store, …


Robber Gets Cold Feet In Ice Cream Store

What’s the definition of dumb? How about a guy who tries to rob an ice cream store during a snowstorm? The heaviest snow of the winter was falling Friday night …


Man Robs South Hill Station; Flees In Waiting Car With Cash

A man robbed a South Hill service station Friday night. The clerk at Svoboda’s Exxon Station at 2706 E. 29th told police he was working in the garage about 8:30 …