Spokane Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect in Home Depot robbery

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Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect that the suspect is now in police custody.

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify the suspect in a robbery at the Home Depot, thanks to community help.

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According to the Sheriff’s Office, a Home Depot Loss Prevention employee called to report the robbery around 7 p.m. on August 20.

The loss prevention employee said the male suspect put several items in a basket and peered around to see if anyone was watching him.

He walked toward the exit doors and past the registers without paying.

The employee, who was wearing plain clothes, walked next to him as he began to leave, but he bolted toward the parking lot.

The employee grabbed the handle of the basket, but the suspect kept his grasp and pulled hard, swinging her around in a circle.

The suspect let go of the basket and ran past a uniformed security officer to a four-door silver Kia. He got into the driver’s side door before the car sped away.

The suspect was later identified, thanks in part to community tips, as 39-year-old Jered Fullen.