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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Armed robber hits credit union inside Shadle Safeway

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

Police are searching for a man who robbed the Alaska USA Credit Union inside the Shadle Safeway at 2507 W. Wellesley Ave. around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The man showed a handgun during the robbery, according to the Spokane Police Department. He made his escape in a dark silver or gray mid-2000 Chevrolet sedan with out-of-state license plates. The robber was described as an older white male and he may have committed a previous bank robbery in the area, police said.

Shortly after the robbery an officer spotted a car that was similar to what was described and had a possible New Mexico license plate. The officer gave chase, but the car fled at high speed and was last seen in the area of Boone Avenue and Elm Street.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 or the local FBI office at (509) 458-8100.

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