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Pawn shop employee allegedly stabbed trying to stop theft

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Surveillance footage shows a man, right, who allegedly stole a bike and stabbed an employee at a pawn shop in north Spokane. (Spokane Police)
Surveillance footage shows a man, right, who allegedly stole a bike and stabbed an employee at a pawn shop in north Spokane. (Spokane Police)

A pawn shop employee was stabbed Friday while trying to stop a man from allegedly stealing a bike, according to Spokane police.

Around 1:30 p.m., a man reportedly tried to walk out of Double Eagle Pawn on Francis Avenue with a bike without paying. Employees tried to stop the suspect, according to to Sheriff’s Office, and one was stabbed.

The employee received injuries that were not life-threatening. The alleged thief fled the scene, and the bike was later recovered.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find the alleged attacker, who was last seen wearing black clothes and a black baseball cap.

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