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One arrested, one sought after Rite-Aid robbery, police pursuit

Staff report

Police were searching Tuesday night for a suspect hiding in a north Spokane neighborhood after they say two men robbed a Rite-Aid pharmacy at gunpoint and fled with oxycodone pills.

After the robbery was reported around 8:30 p.m., the robbers led police on a car chase westward from the store at 5520 N. Division St., eventually running into a power pole, KHQ-TV reported. Both fled the wrecked car on foot in the neighborhood of Maple Street and Glass Avenue.

One man, Eric Reisen, 22, was arrested after police established a perimeter in the residential neighborhood, KHQ reported.

Reisen attempted to take a woman hostage after breaking into two homes in the neighborhood trying to hide, police said. She was able to free herself.

Police recovered a gun believed to be the robbery weapon from the wrecked car.

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