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Woman Deposits Money, Then Is Mugged By Man

A man roughed up a woman while stealing her purse Saturday in a Spokane Valley parking lot. The 41-year-old woman was walking to her car at the U.S. Bank, 15426 …


Sheriff’s Sergeant Wrestles Suspect Into Submission

Spokane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Gerald Fojtik got a chance to exercise his wrestling moves this weekend when a man got violent as Fojtik attempted to arrest him for trying to …


Purse-Snatcher Attacks 2 At Mall

Two women were attacked outside Franklin Park Mall Saturday afternoon by a man who demanded their purses. Police said the man was waiting in one woman’s car outside Montgomery Ward …


Cabbie Robbed After Driving Man 6 Hours

A man robbed a cabdriver early Thursday after riding about six hours with him, Spokane police said. The Yellow Cab driver picked up the customer about midnight and took him …


Robber Takes Cash At Gu Restaurant

A man robbed a restaurant Tuesday evening in the Gonzaga University student union, Spokane police said. The robber walked into Taco Express at the COG, 710 E. DeSmet, and asked …


Man Robs South Side Pizza Restaurant

A man with a handgun robbed a south Spokane restaurant late Friday night. Witnesses told police the man walked into the Pizza Hut at 2525 E. 29th about 9 p.m. …


Hooded Gunman Robs Motel In Downtown Early Saturday

A hooded gunman robbed a downtown motel early Saturday. The clerk at the Shilo Inn, 923 E. Third, told police he was talking on the phone when a man entered …


Robbers Back Off At Cash Machine

Two men tried to rob a man near a downtown cash machine Tuesday afternoon but apparently lost their nerve, Spokane police said. The victim, 33, told police he drove to …


Taxi Driver Robbed Of Cash, Car Keys

A cab driver was robbed Tuesday by a passenger who took the keys to the taxi along with money, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies said. The driver said he was flagged …


Italian Post Office Robbed Of $7 Million

Bandits held employees at gunpoint in Palermo’s main post office Saturday and made off with some $7 million in cash and other valuables. The private TV network Italia Uno said …


Fred Meyer President In Store’s Parking Lot

The president of Fred Meyer Inc. had just bought some oranges at one of his company’s stores and was getting ready to leave in his sporty purple car when someone …


$20,000 In Diamonds Stolen

A diamond dealer said she was robbed of stones worth nearly $20,000 this week when a purse snatcher grabbed her handbag near Spokane’s Liberty Park post office. The woman, who …


Missing Girl Was Staying With Friend

An 11-year-old girl who stayed overnight at a friend’s house last weekend caused police to spend hours searching for her. The girl was supposed to be home, on East Shiloh …


Gunman Robs Post Falls Store

For the second time in three days, a convenience store has been robbed in Post Falls., A man with a handgun robbed Frontier Grocery about 4 p.m. Tuesday, a Post …


Gunman Robs Minimart In Rathdrum

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Rathdrum convenience store Thursday night. With sunglasses on and a shirt covering his mouth, the man walked into the Dashco minimart …


Gunman Holds Up Fast-Food Restaurant

A robber escaped with cash from a north Spokane fast-food restaurant late Tuesday, police said. The man went inside Arby’s, 6228 N. Division, showed the clerk a blue steel handgun …


Teens Rob Youths In Mall Parking Lot

Two teenage boys on in-line skates were robbed by older teenagers Sunday evening in the parking lot of Franklin Park Mall, 5628 N. Division, police said. The two victims, ages …


Station Worker Chases Holdup Man

Don’t get Michelle Rodeen mad. On Saturday afternoon, a man who held up the North Side gas station where she works found out what happens. “If I had known (a …


Convenience Stores Hit By 6 Robberies

Six convenience stores were robbed in Spokane County in a little more than 24 hours, but police say it’s too early to tell if the crimes are related. A handgun …


Police Continue Search For Video Store Robber

A man with a small revolver robbed the Premier Video store on North Market on Monday. Two clerks said the man walked into the store about 5:30 p.m., pointed the …


Bandits Rob Trains, Step Across Border Mexican Crooks Are Then Off-Limits To Authorities

In a throwback to the Wild West, freight trains thundering through this parched valley are being swarmed by bandits who plunder their cargoes, then flee back across the Mexican border …


Two Banks Hit In Unrelated Heists

Robbers held up two Spokane banks - one on East Sprague, the other on the South Hill - in unrelated heists Thursday, the FBI said. In the first robbery, at …


It’s Open Season For Burglars

With warmer weather and longer daylight hours, Spokane Valley residents appear to be making it easier for would-be burglars. The number of burglaries that occurred after intruders were able to …


Robber Holds Up North Side Bank

A man robbed a bank Monday afternoon in north Spokane, police said. A robber told a teller at U.S. Bank, 3909 N. Lincoln, that he had a weapon, said Dick …


Computer Theft Suspect Scuffles With Store Owner

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Spokane man accused of selling a stolen computer to a Valley computer store and scuffling with the store owner. Sidney Randall, 34, was arrested …


3-Year-Old’s Call To 911 Saves Mom Robber Kidnapped Pair, Left Mother Locked In Car Trunk

Right before an armed robber locked Mary Graves in the sweltering trunk of her car, she dialed 911 on her cellular phone and slipped it to her 3-year-old daughter. The …


Man Sentenced In Bank Robberies

A Newport, Wash., man must spend almost seven years in prison for robbing three banks in Spokane in 1993. Arthur W. Schultz, 47, was sentenced last week by U.S. District …


Brothers Given Prison Sentences

Two brothers who used a BB pistol to rob cabdrivers, restaurants and a bank have been sentenced to prison. Scott Dean Brammer, 34, and his brother Richard, 32, both transients, …


North Market Grocery Store Robbed

A man pretending to buy M&Ms; robbed a grocery store clerk at 10 p.m. Sunday at Safeway, 4512 N. Market. When the clerk opened the cash register for change, the …


3 Arrested After Woman Stripped, Beaten

1. Lloyd 2. Vigneri 3. Zyph