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Sirens & Gavels robbery archive

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2015

THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

Suspected robber uses spoils to spoil mother 

A 24-year-old man used a credit card he swiped from a Spokane Valley shopper in a strong-arm April robbery to buy a Mother's Day present online, according to investigators. Spokane Valley authorities searched several residences last week looking for Damian Plumley and evidence of the...

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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

SpongeBob robber sentenced to 13 years

A Worley man who donned a cartoon character mask to rob an espresso stand in Coeur d’Alene last year will spend at least four years behind bars. Kyle Ernest Campbell, 25, wore a SpongeBob SquarePants mask when he robbed Lean Bean Espresso at 1207 E....

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SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013

Images released of Hayden Domino's robber

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has released video of the person who robbed Domino's Pizza in Hayden on Nov. 15. A man entered the restaurant, struck an employee in the face with a handgun, stole cash and fled northbound. He was a white male, about...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012


A reward is being offered for tips that help identify a man who robbed a Spokane convenience store at gunpoint early Saturday.
Surveillance photos released today show the man pointing a gun at a clerk at 7-Eleven, 1425 N. Maple St., about 4:30 a.m.
The robber is described as 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds, and in his late 20s or early 30s.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips <a href="http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org/">online.</a>  Tipsters do not have to leave their name to collect a reward but should lave a code name or number. (Spokane Police Department)

Photos show gunpoint 7-Eleven robbery

A reward is being offered for tips that help identify a man who robbed a Spokane convenience store at gunpoint early Saturday. Surveillance photos released today show the man pointing a gun at a clerk at 7-Eleven, 1425 N. Maple St., about 4:30 a.m. The...

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Robber gets 41 years for '92 murder

A serial bank robber and protected federal witness has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for the 1992 murder of a Spokane Valley furniture store owner. Patrick Kevin Gibson, 60, was convicted of first-degree murder of the Nov. 7, 1992, shooting death of Brian...

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MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012

Suspect cleared in May home invasion

A Spokane man arrested for a May home-invasion robbery has been cleared of wrongdoing in what his lawyer says was a case of mistaken identity. Joshua Clint Epperson, 32, still faces seven felony gun, drug, burglary and theft charges for a May 1 burglary. Police...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

2 charged in attempted carjacking

Two suspected car thieves tried to steal a vehicle from a stranger outside a north Spokane restaurant, police say. Bennie Lee Carson, 31, and Charles A. Nickens, 27, followed the man north on North Division Street and confronted him when he pulled into the McDonald's...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

Home-invasion robber gets 10 years 

A robber who fled a north Spokane home after being struck with a sword has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison. Nathan T. McDaniels, 28, alias Gardner, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree robbery and was...

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

Police are trying to identify a man who headbutted a WalMart cashier while shoplifting last week.

An image from a surveillance video shows the man at the store on East Broadway Avenue in Spokane Valley.

A cashier told police he approached the man when he saw him walking toward the west exit with a large bulge in his sweatshirt about 12:45 a.m. July 24.

The man tried to exit, but the doors were locked, so he headbutted the cashier and escaped through a fire exit, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. The thief dropped stolen items in the process.

The Sheriff''s Office released the surveillance photo today in hopes someone will recognize the man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jack Rosenthal at (509) 220-6424 or at (509) 477-3186. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

WalMart shoplifter headbutts cashier

Police are trying to identify a man who headbutted a WalMart cashier while shoplifting last week. An image from a surveillance video shows the man at the store on East Broadway Avenue in Spokane Valley. A cashier told police he approached the man when he...

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Medical pot robbery reported in Valley

Two men were arrested for a gunpoint robbery in Spokane Valley on Sunday that the victim said targeted medical marijuana. Veniamin Glushchenko, 20, and Krysta Rose Jones, 21, are accused of robbing a man at a home in the 17400 block of East Coach Avenue....

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

Man arrested for unreported robbery

Another suspect in a home-invasion robbery has been arrested after his alleged accomplice told police about a crime that hadn't been reported. Travis Heath Bertholf, 40, is accused of robbing an apartment in the 2500 block of East Hartson Avenue with David Fredrick Smith sometime...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Where's the heroin? Oops. Wrong house. 

Two suspected serial robbers apparently picked the wrong target back in late May, Spokane police say. Flint Fire Herrmann, 35, and David Fredrick Smith, 41, are charged with first-degree robbery for an invasion May 29 at a home in the 1900 block of West 26th...

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

7-Eleven robbery trio pleads not guilty

Three men accused of robbing a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint have pleaded not guilty. Joseph Taitano, 20; Aleksandr Ampleyev, 20; and Jorell Jones, 21; got about $300 in cash and coins and a felony charge of first-degree robbery for the incident at 1317 S. Grand...

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Suspect arrested in May home robbery

A fourth suspect has been arrested in a home-invasion robbery in the Indian Trail area that ended with a resident confronting his attackers with a sword. Erik J. Zacher, 26, is accused of robbing residents in the 9600 block of North Alpine Court in May....

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