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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

Man robs bank in Reardan

A US Bank in Reardan, Washington was robbed on Tuesday.


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

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on the hunt for suspected bank robbers

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


One arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery connected to abducted girl

Vancouver police officers arrested a man Sunday suspected in a robbery and kidnapping connected to the alleged abduction of a 4-year-old girl by her mother last week.


Medical examiner: Walmart robbery suspect shot himself

Authorities say an armed man who robbed a Walmart store in Spanaway early Monday died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was not fatally shot by deputies as initially thought.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Gonzaga student while her roommates hid in basement

Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off …


2 men sentenced for violent Yakima home invasion

Two men have been sentenced for their roles in a violent 2014 home-invasion robbery in Yakima.


A woman thought she was helping a stranded driver. She was robbed instead.

A stranded car, a borrowed phone and an outstanding debt apparently led to a robbery outside of a Pasco convenience store Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Alleged marijuana buy turns into gunbattle in east Spokane

Two minors were arrested Tuesday after a drug deal devolved into a robbery, car chase, gunbattle and crash in the East Central neighborhood, Spokane police said.


100 years ago in Spokane: Hospitals train women to be nurse’s aides at World War I battlefront

All three of Spokane’s hospitals announced plans to train young women as nurse’s aides for the French battlefront.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Bank robbery suspect arrested at Shadle Walmart

Spokane police arrested a man Sunday evening suspected of robbing two area banks.


Man pleads guilty to using fake FBI badge in Seattle robbery

A Lake Stevens man has pleaded guilty in federal court to using fake FBI credentials in the names of fictional characters or famous fraudsters to rob a money-transmitting business in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Police searching for north Spokane bank robbery suspect

Police are searching for a suspect alleged to have robbed the Washington Trust Bank in North Spokane late Friday afternoon.


Detectives ask for help to find man who stole $1,800 in power tools in Mead

Spokane County detectives are asking for help identifying a man involved in a June 22 robbery of over $1,800 in DeWalt power tools.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Browne’s Addition neighbors band together to catch robbery suspect

Several Browne’s Addition neighbors worked together with Spokane police Tuesday afternoon to catch an armed robbery suspect.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Woman accused of tying up, robbing her ex-boyfriend’s grandma in Spokane Valley

Authorities say a 22-year-old woman tied up and robbed her ex-boyfriend’s grandmother inside the victim’s home in Spokane Valley.


100 years ago in Spokane: Robbery victim defends accused boyfriend

Police were trying to unravel the truth behind the robbery of Sadie Griggs in the Rockwood district. She told police she had gone to visit friends in Rockwood and that …


Man sentenced for attempting to rob Girl Scout cookie booth

A man accused of trying to rob a Girl Scout cookie booth in Tacoma has been sentenced.


Thieves in car ram Seattle pot store

Police are searching for four thieves who rammed a Seattle marijuana shop and stole an unknown quantity of goods inside.


Man reportedly robs Exxon gas station North Freya Street

An armed man robbed an Exxon gas station on Wednesday night, according to the Spokane Police Department. Around 6:30 p.m., the suspect walked into the gas station on North Freya …


100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper says schools should stop teaching German

The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page approved of a plan to drop the study of German in Spokane schools. Some local organizations had charged that teaching the language of an …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Montana woman sentenced to 40 years for Great Falls marijuana robbery

A Montana woman accused of orchestrating a marijuana robbery that led to the stabbing death of a Great Falls high school student was sentenced to 40 years in prison.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Purse snatchers drag woman by car 20 feet, breaking her pelvis, in Spokane Valley Walmart parking lot

Kathy Kohlieber, 75, was the victim of an apparently random purse snatching that quickly turned violent. Police believe her accused attackers were involved in a string of purse snatching incidents …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

Man pleads guilty to north Spokane pot shop shooting

A man accused of shooting a north Spokane marijuana store worker in November has pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and assault. James Jordan, 42, was sentenced in late January …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Richland Rite Aid manager accused of robbing her own store — then marrying her accomplice

The manager of the Richland Rite Aid allegedly targeted her own store for a robbery so she could give insider intel to her accomplices and open the safe. Tonya M. …


Rite Aid employee knocked unconscious by shoplifter

A worker at Rite Aid was knocked unconscious Wednesday evening by a shoplifter she was trying to stop.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Police dog sniffs out Spokane Valley shoplifting suspect

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies used a police dog to apprehend a woman who allegedly stole from a Shopko store in Spokane Valley, assaulted employees and then trespassed …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Spokane man charged after holding home’s residents at gunpoint

A Spokane man has been charged with robbery, burglary, first degree kidnapping and assault in the second degree after reportedly holding a home’s residents at gunpoint and briefly abducting one …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Training pays off for Safeway employee held at gunpoint Tuesday

An armed robbery suspect shot and killed by Spokane police officers Tuesday morning has been identified.


Seattle police investigate jewelry store smash-and-grab

Seattle police are investigating after robbers smashed display cases and took valuable items from Ben Bridge Jeweler in downtown Seattle.


Seattle police fatally shoot robbery suspect after car chase

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery and car chase that left the suspect shot dead by Seattle police officers.