Airway Heights residents raise money for man who was beaten, robbed for $1.50

Airway Heights residents raise money for robbery victim

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — Police arrested two people suspected of beating a man outside the Airway Heights Walmart and taking off with his $1.50 in change.

Airway Heights Police said the man had just gotten off the bus on December 30 when two people approached him and demanded money.

They proceeded to beat him, police said, giving him a bloody nose and knocking some of his teeth loose.

Police said the suspects then broke the man’s glasses before taking off with all the money he had- roughly $1.50 in change.

After almost two weeks of searching, Airway Heights Police and detectives tracked down the two young suspects. They were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center.

Hearing about the attack, some Airway Heights residents raised money to buy the man a new pair of glasses.

In a post to Facebook, Airway Heights Police said the residents donated $200 in cash to the man. They also wrote him a card.

“Keep your chin up! Tomorrow is a new day and 2020 is going to be a good year!” the card reads in part.

Police said the man had recently lost his job and medical insurance, making the donation that much sweeter.

Read the full card below: