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Spokane police arrest man accused of theft in NorthTown Mall, amid uptick in criminal activity

UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

After stealing a phone from a customer at NorthTown Mall on Sunday, a Spokane man was arrested by a nearby police officer.

A 54-year-old man was sitting on a bench inside NorthTown on Sunday when 22-year-old Titus Ralpho knocked the man’s phone out of his hand and took off running through the mall, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

Ralpho already had been charged twice for theft at the mall and had warrants out for his arrest.

SPD says that there has been an uptick in crime around the mall recently. Officers have increased patrols in the area. When Ralpho ran out of the mall a police officer was in the parking lot.

The officer was able to locate Ralpho quickly and arrest him for his outstanding warrants and on new charges of burglary and second-degree robbery. Both charges are felonies.

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