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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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Man Wrestles With Attacker In Alley

Police are looking for a gunman who knocked a man unconscious and fired a shot Wednesday in downtown Spokane. The victim told police he was getting into his truck in …


Armed Men Hold Up Man Collecting Money For Charity

Armed men robbed a man collecting money for a charity outside of a north Spokane grocery story Saturday. The man told police that two men walked up to his table …


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 …


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 …


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 …