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Police arrest suspects in robbery of South Hill ATM

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Two suspects were arrested for robbery Thursday after police officers saw a vehicle matching the description of one seen leaving a Wednesday evening South Hill robbery.

A woman reported she was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night after taking cash out of an ATM at Sixth Avenue and Washington Street, according to the Spokane Police Department. She said there were two suspects who immediately fled the scene.

The victim wrote down the license plate and was able to describe the vehicle to officers, who searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

A police officer was patrolling downtown on Thursday when he saw a vehicle with the same license plate at a gas pump on Third Avenue and Maple Street. The vehicle also matched the description of the robbery the previous night, police say.

Police arrested Lexus Harding, 29, and Rian Bango, 30. Both suspects were charged with first-degree robbery, and the vehicle was taken as evidence.

Harding has no prior convictions, while Bango pleaded guilty to harassment in December 2019.

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