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Sirens & Gavels robbery archive

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010

Man accused of rape at Davenport Hotel 

A Spokane man is accused of raping a woman last weekend at an upscale downtown hotel. Benjamin F. Cooper, 25, was arrested early Saturday after the alleged victim said he attacked her in a room she’d rented with her boyfriend at the Davenport Hotel Tower....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010

MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010

4th suspect charged in May home invasion

A fourth suspect has been charged in a home-invasion robbery in which one suspect reportedly said she wanted to give the victim "a taste of his own (BS)."Braiden M. Connor, 18, appeared in Superior Court Friday on several felonies connected to a May 11 incident...

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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010

Suspect: 'Maybe a broken kneecap was OK'

Three suspects recently have pleaded not guilty to charges related to a May home-invasion robbery - including a teen charged in a similar robbery two weeks prior. Aaron T. Vanscoik, 18, reportedly admitted to police that he and two others attacked William Dahlen in his...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010

THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010

Photos show woman robbing Spokane bank

Spokane police are still looking for a woman robbed a bank inside a Spokane grocery store on Wednesday. The woman left with an undisclosed cash after threatening a teller at Banner Bank in Safeway, 933 E. Mission, about 1:25 p.m., police said. The robber is...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Four-time armed robber gets 14 years

A 20-year-old Spokane man was ordered to spend 14 years in prison for a robbery spree last summer. Daniel I. Neace was sentenced this week in Spokane County Superior Court after pleading guilty to four counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of second-degree assault, attempted...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Video shows Spokane grocery store robbery

Video released today shows a masked gunman robbing a north Spokane grocery store Tuesday night.Police hope someone can provide tips about the robbery, which occurred about 10 p.m. at Empire Foods, 5434 N. Nevada St., and terrified the clerk, police said.The gunman is shown throwing...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

Police still looking for carjacked Buick 

Police still are looking for car stolen at gunpoint in north Spokane May 27. Brian E. Gorder, 32, is accused of carjacking the 2008 Buick Lucerene in the K-Mart parking lot, 6606 N. Division, then using it in a robbery at Washington Trust Bank, 3810...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

Serial robber suspected in latest holdup

Federal investigators believe a serial robber is responsible for a bank hold-up on the South Hill Tuesday that locked down two schools.“It’s almost certainly going to be the same individual,” said FBI supervisory senior resident agent Frank Harrill. The gunman robbed U.S. Bank, 621 E....

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TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010

Spokane man walks free from robbery case

A man charged in a home invasion robbery last fall walked out of court a free man today after pleading guilty to riot. Maurice D. Lofton, 29, pleaded guilty to the felony in a plea agreement reached after Deputy Prosecutor Larry Haskell said the victims...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010


TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

'Muscle' in mom-daughter robbery: Guilty

A Spokane man who prosecutors say helped a mother and daughter beat and rob a man last fall pleaded guilty to three felonies today but was given an extra week before sentencing to allow him to say goodbye to his family. Prosecutors will recommend Robert...

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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010

Man w/ 12+ felony charges adds a few more

A man charged with more than 10 felonies since last fall is now accused of an armed home-invasion robbery that targeted a woman with a safe full of cash. George W. Butrick, 32, (left, allegedly) appeared in Superior Court Tuesday on robbery charges connected to...

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Police: Robber held toddler at knifepoint

A home-invasion robber held a toddler at knife-point to coerce a woman who later used a MySpace photo to identify him, according to police. The suspect, Pierre J. Davis, 21, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday, more than four months after police say...

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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

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