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Robbery suspect known as ‘Freedom Fighter Bandit’ arrested

Federal authorities say a 25-year-old woman dubbed the “Freedom Fighter Bandit” who’s wanted for a string of Georgia bank robberies has been arrested in Tennessee.


Man allegedly linked to 8 robberies arrested Monday

Pasco police arrested Juan Delatorre on Monday in connection with eight convenience store robberies.


Spokane Valley man pleads guilty to robberies in four states

A Spokane Valley man pleaded guilty Monday to a string of 13 robberies in four states, taking cash and drugs from pharmacies and other businesses. Brian James Lindsey, 25, admitted …


Pharmacists denied service to embattled Rosalia nurse

A Rosalia nurse practitioner who was stripped of her license last week by the state complained to Spokane pharmacists last summer after some stopped filling her prescriptions for painkillers. “It …


$10,000 reward in Spokane restaurant robberies

SPOKANE — The owner of a pizza restaurant in Spokane is offering a $10,000 reward to help catch and convict robbers who have held up Pizza Rita twice in the …


Masked man robs Airway Heights fast food restaurant

Airway Heights police are looking for an armed robber who held up Jack in the Box employees Monday night.


Police looking for alleged thief

A man who police say was arrested leaving a suspected robber’s home with a bag of marijuana is now wanted on charges stemming from a gunpoint home-invasion robbery two days …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2012, 5:45 p.m.

7 arrested in robberies, including McDonald’s takeover

Seven people have been arrested for a series of robberies that included a take-over style invasion at a South Hill McDonald’s in May.


Suspect arrested in May 31 home invasion

Spokane police today arrested a suspect in a May 31 gunpoint home-invasion robbery. David F. Smith, 40, is believed to have robbed a home in the 1600 block of West …


Brazen robberies may be linked

A takeover-style robbery that targeted customers and employees at a McDonald’s restaurant in south Spokane may be connected to a similar gunpoint attack at a nearby home five days later, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2012, 6:51 p.m.

Police probe possible connection in takeover robberies

A takeover-style robbery that targeted customers and employees at a McDonald’s in south Spokane may be connected to a similar gunpoint attack at a nearby home five days later.


Two home-invasion robberies reported

A man was shot in the leg late Tuesday in what Spokane police are investigating as a possible home-invasion robbery. The 11 p.m. shooting in the 900 block of East …


Another bank robbed in Spokane, police say

A robbery has been reported at Sterling Savings bank at 103 E. Queen Ave. in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2012, 2:45 p.m.

U.S. Bank robbed in northwest Spokane

A bank was robbed in northwest Spokane today.


Browne’s Addition store robbed at gunpoint

A convenience store in Browne’s Addition was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.


Deer Park store robbed of OxyContin at gunpoint

A gunman robbed a Deer Park pharmacy of OxyContin about 4:40 p.m. today.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 29, 2011, 4:58 p.m.

Police: Bank robber’s bomb threat led to evacuations

A suspected robber arrested inside a downtown Spokane bank this afternoon falsely told police there was a bomb inside the building, leading to road closures and evacuations at nearby offices.


Man with knife robs north Spokane store

A man armed with a knife robbed a north Spokane convenience store on Sunday.


FBI believes suspect is ‘Bad Hair Bandit’

A series of bank robberies involving a woman wearing a variety of wigs may be the work of a nurse employed at the Kootenai County Jail until last week. The …


Suspected bank robber arrested in Spokane River

A convicted child rapist and suspected bank robber was pulled from the Spokane River today after leading police on a chase into a cemetery.


Robbery reported at South Hill credit union

A robbery has been reported at the Spokane Teachers Credit Union on the South Hill.


3 arrested in North Side parking lot robberies

Three people are accused of robbing two women in north Spokane parking lots Saturday.


Suspect in 3 robberies blames heroin addiction

A man suspected of robbing three Spokane convenience stores told police he was an unemployed heroin addict with a family to support, according to court documents.


Police nab suspect in drugstore robberies

A man was charged with several felonies after allegedly punching someone in the face, stealing their car, and robbing two different Walgreens pharmacies before fleeing from police Wednesday evening.


Police nab suspect in drugstore robberies

A man was charged with several felonies after allegedly punching someone in the face, stealing their car, and robbing two different Walgreens pharmacies before fleeing from police Wednesday evening.


Police nab robbery suspect within 20 minutes

Police today arrested a robbery suspect less than 20 minutes after a heist at a Spokane Valley convenience store.


Robbery suspect wanted after ditching drug rehab

A robbery suspect allowed to leave jail for drug rehabilitation is wanted by police for escape.


Gunman robs North Spokane motel

A gunman robbed a Spokane motel Wednesday night.


Customer fails to foil robbery at Valley adult shop

A man robbed an adult store in Spokane Valley early today despite a customer’s attempt to thwart the heist.


Convenience store robbed at knifepoint

A man with a knife robbed a downtown Spokane convenience store this afternoon.