No suspect, no motive known yet in Albertsons stabbing
SPOKANE, Wash. — Police are continuing to investigate Wednesday night’s stabbing at the North Nevada Albertsons, but so far no luck.
“There is nothing to indicate the victim or suspect knew each other at all, and nothing to indicate a motive,” said Sergeant Terry Preuninger, with the Spokane Police Department.
He says the crime itself is very unusual, but that the victim who was taken to the hospital just after 10 p.m. with non-life threatening injuries, did everything right. She had parked close to the store, parked in a lighted area and was aware of her surroundings.
According to police, the victim, a woman in her 70’s was coming out of the store, and was beginning to load her groceries, when she noticed a man staring at her.
Preuninger says she began hurriedly putting her groceries away and got in her car, attempting to lock the door.
The man though came over, tried to enter her car. Preuninger says she attempted to push the suspect away, shouted at him and then he stabbed her in the leg.
“She was able to get by him and make her way to the store, and according to witness reports he attempted to follow her, but then stopped,” Preuninger said.
The suspect is described as a white male, between the age of 45-60, with a slim to medium build and drove away in a Subaru-style wagon.
He did not steal anything from the woman, and its not currently believed that he was under the influence, but that could change as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check. You are asked to be alert and on the lookout for similarly suspicious situations and to call those in as well. If someone is in danger of being hurt, call 911.
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