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Man With Underwear On His Head Robs Store

A man wearing a pair of blush-colored bikini underpants on his head robbed a grocery store, police say. Police caught up with the man near his home a short time …


Rape Victim Found, Hours Later

A 45-year-old woman who had been raped, robbed and thrown from an overpass lay in a Seattle park for four hours, despite calls to 911 about cries for help coming …


Investigator Says Car Intentionally Set Afire

Fire officials are investigating an apparent fire bombing incident Monday that gutted a Yugo. The fire was likely started by a flammable liquid sprayed in the car’s interior, said investigator …


Clerk, Customer Robbed Of Dollars, Doughnuts

A man robbed a clerk and customer at a south Spokane grocery store Monday, making off with money and doughnuts. Witnesses told police the bandit walked into the Excell Food …


Diamond Heist Prompts Warning

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are cautioning pawn stores and other businesses that purchase jewelry about a diamond heist that occurred in Kennewick on Thursday evening. A lone gunman entered Stotts …


Robber Hits Bank Near Courthouse

A Seafirst Bank branch at Broadway and Monroe was robbed Thursday evening, police said. At 5:15 p.m., the robber entered the bank, took an undisclosed amount of cash and left, …


North Side Bank Robbed By Man Who Said He Had Gun

A North Side bank was robbed Friday night by a man who told a teller he had a gun. The teller told police a man walked up to her window …


Deputies Looking For Gunman Who Robbed Valley Video Store

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who robbed a Spokane Valley video store Wednesday night. At 8:30 p.m., a man wearing a ski mask entered Video Unlimited, 13105 E. …


Kansas Man Robbed At Rest Stop

Kootenai County sheriff’s officials are looking for a robber who took money from a man standing at a rest stop urinal Tuesday night. Samuel F. Patano, of Saiwa, Kan., had …


Supreme Court Justice Robbed

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the victim of a purse snatching late Thursday in northwest Washington, D.C., near the Watergate apartments, where she lives. District of Columbia police …


Gunman Tries To Rob Theater

A masked man tried to rob the East Sprague Cinemas in the Spokane Valley on Monday night. An employee working the ticket booth told sheriff’s deputies the man walked to …


Robbers Killed Wife Of Deputy Officer Wounded After Pair Enjoyed View In Lincoln Park

Deputy Tom DiBartolo pilots a county patrol boat in May 1990. File/The Spokesman-Review


An Ugly Side Of Halloween Came Calling Too

Some people who took their treats by force spoiled Halloween for three Spokane-area residents Thursday night and Friday morning. A North Side man who had no candy was stabbed by …


Boy Escapes When Home Burglarized, Ransacked

An arsenal of guns was taken during a home burglary Monday afternoon, but a boy who was inside the house when the intruder broke in managed to escape unharmed. The …


Woman Reports Bank Bag Taken From Car At Red Light

A woman told police she was struck in the face and robbed Monday as she sat her in car at a north Spokane intersection. The woman, who works at a …


Masked Man Robs Coeur D’Alene Motel

Police are looking for a masked man who robbed a Coeur d’Alene motel early Friday. The man, who police believe was armed with a handgun, walked into the Fairfield Inn …


Bewigged Robber Gets Cash In Afternoon Bank Heist

Coeur d’Alene Police Lt. Don Jiran checks for fingerprints on the door of the U.S. Bank that was robbed Friday. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Ring Stolen From Heart Attack Victim

A 73-year-old Finnish tourist who collapsed with a heart attack was robbed of her diamond ring while lying unconscious on a New York City sidewalk. Laila Simola’s ring was yanked …


Man Attacked After Chasing Purse Thief

A man who chased a thief to recover a woman’s purse Thursday night wound up getting attacked by the purse snatcher’s friends. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m., when …


Career Criminal Gets Life For Robbing Girl Scout

A career criminal was sentenced to life in prison for robbing an 8-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies with her mother outside a supermarket. “No case is a better example of …


Armed Man Robs Downtown Business

A man armed with a handgun held up a downtown clothing store Sunday. Witnesses told police the man walked into The Limited, 708 W. Main, about 2 p.m. and took …


‘Dumbest’ Mugger Gets Prison Term

The man the tabloids have dubbed “the world’s dumbest mugger” was sentenced to one and a half to three years in prison Friday. Willie King, 37, pleaded guilty to snatching …


Descriptions Of Robbers Similar In Two Convenience Store Holdups

Two Spokane County convenience stores have been robbed in the past two days by men fitting similar descriptions, authorities said. On Tuesday night, a robber grabbed a clerk at the …


Air France Jetliner Mugged On Runway

Armed robbers held up an Air France jetliner Tuesday as it taxied down the runway of an airport in southwest France. Police searched for at least four men after they …


It Wasn’t Exactly Toughest Case To Crack

A liquor store robber made things easy for police here. He left his driver’s license behind when he fled. Police said the bandit entered the Apollo Liquor Store on Friday, …


Third Excell Food Store Robbed By Gunman In Week Armed Suspect Stuffed Money Into White Bag In All 3 Holdups

The bag-boy bandit has struck again. Police said an armed man suspected of robbing two Excell Food Stores in Spokane earlier this week held up a third about 10:30 a.m. …


Robbers Take In Movie, Take Out $1,500

While moviegoers fixed their eyes on five screens Monday night, two robbers held up employees of north Spokane’s Lyons Avenue Cinemas, police said. The robbers had hidden their guns and …


Masked Men Rob Tidyman’s Store

Two masked bandits brandishing handguns robbed employees and customers at the Tidyman’s Warehouse Foods store at 6401 N. Cedar shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday. Witnesses told police that both men …


Armed Robbers Hit Pizza Parlor

Two armed robbers entered a North Division pizza outlet early Tuesday, forced employees onto the floor and fled with cash, police said. The men entered the Little Caesar’s at 4407 …


Valley Convenience Store Robbed

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Spokane Valley convenience store early Monday. At 5 a.m., a clerk opened the Jackpot at 7018 E. Sprague. About a minute …