Spokane Police investigating armed robbery at South Hill 7/11, suspect in custody

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store on the South Hill.

Sergeant Terry Preuninger said the suspect walked into the 7/11 near S. Regal and E. 30th around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and was stealing items.

He was followed by staff, then turned a gun on them and threatened to shoot before running away, Preuninger said.

Police began their search and used a K9 team to track the suspect. Preuninger said citizen calls helped officers locate the man, who was taken into custody behind the Applebee’s on 29th just before 7:45 a.m.

Preuninger said the suspect cooperated, but officers did not find a weapon. They are now searching for the firearm used in the robbery.