Detectives ask for public’s help finding robbery suspect

Detectives ask for public’s help finding robbery suspect

Spokane County Major Crime Detectives are attempting to identify the man in surveillance photos who is accused of attacking a store employee while trying to steal booze.

Investigators say last July, the man in these surveillance photos from the Safeway on west Francis, walked into the store and attempted to conceal a large bottle of rum inside his coat.

As he did, he dropped the bottle causing it to break on the ground. He grabbed a second bottle and concealed it inside his coat as he walked toward the front doors.Detectives ask for public’s help finding robbery suspect

Investigators say the man walked past all of the cash registers without attempting to pay, grabbed his Razor scooter that he left at the front entrance, and walked out the front door.

As the loss prevention officer tried to stop the suspect, he turned around and hit the loss prevention office in the face while still holding on to the scooter with the same hand.

The suspect then jumped on his scooter and scooted away. Arriving Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate him.

The loss prevention officer received minor injuries.

The suspect was described as a black male, 40-45 years old, 5’08-6’00”, 200-220 lbs, with black hair.

Anyone who can help identify this male, or knows of his location, is urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921.