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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 …


Beauty Supply Store Is Robbed

An armed man held up a Spokane Valley beauty supply store Saturday evening, escaping with an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. The robber entered Sally’s Beauty Supply, …


Terrified Guard Fled Rampage She’s Found In Bank Basement Day After Gunman Killed Three

A bank guard was found cowering in the building’s basement Wednesday, more than a day after she was threatened by a gunman during a rampage that left four people dead. …


Kfc Robbers Ride Away On Bikes

Sheriff’s deputies were looking for two men who held up a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on East Sprague Wednesday night. Two white men, described as “scraggly” by KFC personnel, reportedly …


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 …