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Woman helps police snag drugstore robbery suspect

A north Spokane woman with a hankering for candy and Nicorette gum is being credited by Spokane police with stopping an armed OxyContin robber Wednesday morning. Good Samaritan Shelley Anderson, …


Bystander helps nab pharmacy robbery suspect

A north Spokane woman with a hankering for candy and Nicorette gum is being credited by Spokane police with stopping an armed OxyContin robber Wednesday morning.


Robbers take teen’s wallet and shoes; police arrest 2

Two robbery suspects were arrested by Spokane police Wednesday night after officers used a police dog to locate one of the suspects near Driscoll Boulevard in northwest Spokane.


Motel robbed at knifepoint; reward offered

Three men robbed a west Spokane motel after forcing an employee into a back room Thursday morning, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps identify them.


Police seeking armed robber who hit pharmacy

Spokane police are seeking help identifying an armed robber who held up the pharmacy at Albertson’s on 37th Avenue at Grand on Sunday morning, fleeing with narcotic drugs, including OxyContin.


South Hill pharmacy robbed

The pharmacy located inside the Albertsons grocery store at 510 E. 37th Ave., on Spokane’s South Hill, was robbed this morning.


Boy lied about robbery, police say

An 11-year-old boy lied about being robbed on his way to school last week, police said Tuesday. The Sheridan Elementary School student told police a man in his late teens …


11-year-old robbed on way to school

An 11-year-old Spokane boy on his way to school was robbed this morning when he pulled out his wallet to check for money, police said. The suspect allegedly punched the …


Police arrest two teens suspected of robbery

Two boys suspected of robbing a downtown Spokane banker as he smoked may have the victim to credit with their arrest.


Police searching downtown for robber

Police are searching for a robbery suspect in downtown Spokane. The man allegedly stole three rings from a jewelry store before fleeing. He reportedly had a gun in his belt.


OxyContin robbery suspect turns himself in

A man suspected of robbing a pharmacy of OxyContin last month turned himself in early this morning. Richard T. Ludvik, 23, is accused of robbing the Walgreens at 29th Avenue …


OxyContin maker offers reward for robbery suspect

The company that makes OxyContin, Purdue Pharma LP, is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps capture suspected pharmacy robber Richard T. Ludvik. Ludvik, 23, is …


Serial robber strikes again, police say

Police suspect a serial robber may be responsible for an OxyContin heist less than an hour after an attempted robbery of a payday loan center Tuesday evening. Police suspect the …


Police look for serial loan store robber

A masked gunman robbed two Spokane payday loan centers Thursday, and police suspect the same man who targeted one of the same stores Jan. 20. A man with a handgun …


OxyContin stolen from Walgreen’s

A robber wearing fuzzy gloves escaped a Spokane Valley Walgreen’s pharmacy with OxyContin Sunday after threatening two clerks with a pistol.


Summer a season of OxyContin holdups

It’s become a familiar scenario this summer: A man walks up to a pharmacy counter and passes a note demanding OxyContin pills, then escapes with a cache of the powerful …


Pharmacist tracks robbery suspects

A Coeur d’Alene pharmacist’s pursuit of two suspects in a prescription-drug robbery spree Wednesday led to their arrests. Police hope the arrests of Hayden Lake residents Patrick Augerlavoie, 32, and …


Woman Assaulted; Purse Stolen

A purse snatcher pushed a 71-year-old Valley woman to the ground and took her purse outside the McDonald’s restaurant at 10615 E. Sprague. The woman, who speaks only French, may …


Vehicle Prowlings On The Rise Throughout City

Break-ins and thefts of vehicles parked in lots throughout the city are on the rise, according to Spokane Police Crime Analysis experts. Last month, there were 76 separate incidents of …


Fbi Seeking Information On Valley Bank Robber

Suspect in bank robbery.


Cash, Equipment Taken In Break-In

Burglars stole an estimated $2,000 in cash and sports equipment early Sunday from Sports Creel, 12505 E. Sprague. The thief may have used his own ski boot to break the …


Espresso Stand Holdup Turns Into Wild Chase Man Rams Stolen Truck Into Two Sheriff’s Cars, A Home

A man slammed a stolen truck into two sheriff’s cars and a home Tuesday after attempting to rob a Spokane Valley espresso stand, deputies said. The unidentified man was hospitalized …


Man Robs Huckleberry’s

A man robbed a South Hill grocery store late Friday, Spokane police said. The man entered Huckleberry’s Fresh Market, 926 S. Monroe, about 8:30 p.m. and demanded money from the …


Man Robs North Side Grocery

A man robbed a north Spokane grocery store Wednesday evening, Spokane police said. The man entered the Yoke’s Pac ‘N Save Foods, 4507 W. Wellesley, about 7:50 p.m. and passed …


Victim Robbed By Woman With Blade

A woman held a razor blade to another woman’s face and wrestled her purse away late Tuesday in front of a Coeur d’Alene grocery store, according to police. Donna Montee, …


Man Wielding Knife Robs Pedestrian

A man was robbed at knifepoint in north Spokane late Tuesday, police said. The victim was walking near Market and Cleveland at about 10 p.m. when he was approached by …


Man Robs Store, Ties Up Clerk

A clerk was left tied up after a Spokane Valley grocery store was robbed early Thursday, Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the clerk at 4:45 a.m. at Excell …


Suntree Inn Burglarized

A South Side motel was robbed late last week. Police said a man entered the Suntree Inn, 123 S. Post, about 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 20. The clerk on duty …


Masked Man Robs Texaco

A masked man robbed the Sullivan Texaco Friday morning, taking a jewelry case containing $800 in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. He did not take any cash, sheriff’s deputies said.


Investigation Continuing In Nw Blvd. Pizza Hut Fire

The crust was a bit too crispy at Pizza Hut Monday morning. And so was the rest of the building. It took 23 Spokane firefighters to put out a blaze …