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SPD arrests North Spokane robbery suspect

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one robbery suspect may be responsible for two robberies in North Spokane on Saturday night.

Spokane Police received a report of a robbery at the Walgreens in the 1700 block of W. Northwest Blvd just after 9:30 pm. The report indicated that a suspect had attempted to steal alcohol from the store, and when confronted, displayed a handgun. The man fled before officers arrived, however witnesses were able to provide officers with a good description of the suspect.

A half hour later, at approximately 10 pm, Spokane Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Safeway in the 2500 block of W. Wellesley Ave. Officers were on-scene less than two minutes after the initial call. Witnesses indicated that a man had attempted to take alcohol from the store, and when confronted by store loss prevention officers, displayed a handgun. Loss prevention officers told SPD officers the suspect ran behind the store and entered a camper located on the west side of the Safeway.

Officers responded to the camper and located the suspect, 24-year-old Joshua J. Roullier. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Spokane County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Robbery.

Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating the two incidents and believe Roullier may be responsible for both incidents.