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Gunman Holds Up Downtown Store

A man described as having “bulging eyes” robbed a downtown Spokane business shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, according to police. St. Vinnie’s Closet at 527 W. Riverside had closed for …


Man Escapes After Robbing Downtown Motel

A man robbed a clerk at a downtown Spokane motel Tuesday evening, Spokane police said. The man walked into the Suntree 8 Inn, 123 S. Post, just before 8 p.m., …


Teacher Could Only Pray College Officials Didn’t Feel Students At Great Risk

Students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland listen as college president Jane Margaret O’Brien addresses a news conference in the wake of the attacks in Guatemala. Photo by Associated Press


Man Tries To Rob Clerk Holding Baby

A man tried to rob the Best Western motel at 120 W. Third on Wednesday night, but left empty-handed after a baby-toting clerk told him the money was in a …


Woman Snatches Purse, Eludes Pursuers

A woman was robbed Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a north Spokane restaurant, police said. The victim was getting out of her car at about 1:30 p.m. at …


Gunman Robs Hair Salon

Police continued to search late Friday for a man who robbed a north Spokane hair salon, officers said. A man entered Great Clips For Hair, 5005 N. Division, about 5:30 …


Valley Boy Assaulted, Robbed

Thieves punched, kicked and robbed a 13-year-old Valley boy Sunday night as he walked through his neighborhood with his older brother, sheriff’s officials said. The teens were walking in the …


Fbi Shows Woman Bank Robber

The FBI has released a surveillance camera photo of a woman accused of robbing a north Spokane bank on Monday. A woman walked into Yoke’s Supermarket, 3321 W. Indian Trail …


Man Beaten, Robbed After Trying To Help

A man who said he was trying to help a woman who had neither coat nor car was robbed and beaten so badly that he needed facial surgery. The victim, …


Man Says He Was Robbed In Parking Lot

A Spokane Valley man was robbed by two armed men Wednesday in an East Sprague parking lot, sheriff’s deputies said. The 35-year-old victim was in the 12500 block of East …


2 Men Rob Coffee Stand

Two men robbed a Spokane coffee stand Wednesday, running off with cash from the register, police said. The men approached the Walnut Street Perk, 1505 W. Fourth Ave., about 6:25 …


Witnesses To Purse Snatching Give Chase, Apprehend Suspect Motorist Driving Truck Gives Lift To Security Officers Pursuing Man

A Spokane man found himself in jail Monday night after witnesses thwarted what they said was an attempt to snatch a 69-year-old woman’s purse. Eric Anthony Heaton, 28, 3006 W. …


Men With Guns Rob Christmas Tree Lot

Two men with guns robbed a north Spokane Christmas tree lot Sunday, Spokane sheriff’s deputies said. The owner of the tree lot at Calispel and Francis told deputies that he …


Robber Hits Man In Face, Steals Bicycle

A man reported having a downtown scuffle with a robber Friday night. The man told police that about 10:45 p.m. Friday he was leaving the Davenport Hotel, where he had …


Suspects In Huge Heist Spent Freely

After heisting millions in cash from an armored car, Michael Lutz didn’t flee to South America or the Caribbean - he spent $6,000 on a private flight to a Notre …


Gun-Wielding Man Takes Beer From Store

A man stole a half case of beer at gunpoint from a Qwik Stop convenience store at 2202 N. Monroe on Sunday morning, according to the Spokane Police Department. The …


Man Robs Cabdriver At Knifepoint

A man held a knife to a cabdriver’s throat and robbed him before dawn Thursday, Spokane police said. The victim suffered a small cut. The driver told police the incident …


Trucks Broken Into And Vandalized; Radios, Stereos Stolen

Burglars broke into 20 trucks parked at Ryder Truck Rental and Leasing on North Farr Lane Saturday night, vandalizing cabs and stealing stereos and CB radios. The burglar apparently scaled …


Lunchtime Assault On Student Lands Girls In Juvenile Detention

Two 15-year-old Ferris High School students were arrested after an assault on another student Monday afternoon. The beatings occurred during the lunch hour in the 3100 block of 37th Avenue …


Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting

Spokane police are investigating a report of shots fired at homes early Saturday morning. Shots were fired from a vehicle in the 2800 block of East Nebraska at 3 a.m. …


Valley Woman Assaulted; Purse Stolen

A stranger followed a 19-year-old Valley woman into her apartment parking lot on East Mansfield Avenue Monday night, grabbing her then stealing her purse, Sheriff’s deputies said. The woman told …


17-Year-Old Focus Of Investigation

Authorities have collected hair and blood samples from a teenager being questioned in the fatal beating of an elderly Spokane woman. Jail nurses and detectives took the samples from 17-year-old …


Elderly Couple Robbed At Knifepoint

An elderly Spokane couple was robbed at knifepoint Thursday in their home. Two men holding knives forced their way into the couple’s East Rich Avenue home about 2 a.m., police …


Valley Couple Robbed At Home

Two men broke into a Spokane Valley home and robbed a couple at gunpoint late Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies said. The incident occurred about 11:45 p.m. in the 300 block of …


Man With Gun Robs Downtown Motel

A pistol-toting man in his 20s robbed the Trade Winds Motel office around 3 a.m. Sunday, said Dick Cottam, spokesman for the Spokane Police Department. The man is described as …


Gunman Holds Up North Side Bank

Sheriff’s deputies were searching late Friday for an armed robber who held up a North Side bank that afternoon. The man entered Inland Northwest Bank, 1021 E. Hawthorne, at 3:49 …


Robber Takes Cash From Restaurant

A fast-food restaurant in southeast Spokane was robbed Saturday night by a man who claimed he had a gun. The robber entered the Zip’s restaurant at 2125 E. Sprague at …


Man Hit, Robbed While Banking

A man told police he was knocked unconscious and robbed early Saturday as he was about to leave his car to make a deposit at an automated teller machine in …


Masked Man With Crowbar Robs Best Western; Clerk Injured

A masked man wielding a crowbar scuffled with a motel clerk early Sunday and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. Deputies found the clerk at the …


Valley Display House Robbed

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who robbed a Spokane Valley specialty store Tuesday afternoon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. A 27-year-old store clerk told deputies …