Suspect Robbed Stores To Pay Bills
Spokane police have arrested a man who says he committed three armed robberies last weekend to help keep a roof over his familiy’s heads.
23 year old Joey Maine is suspected of holding up the Zip Trip and Mike’s Groceries on north Hamilton street and the Broadway Mini-Mart in Spokane Valley in less that 24 hours.
When KXLY interviewed Maine in jail he explained that because he quit his job four months ago, he’s struggling to pay his rent and utilities. Maine said he committed the robberies with a B.B. gun as a spontaneous way of solving his money problems. Maine told KXLY he was not addicted to drugs but court documents show Maine confessed to detectives that he was hooked on heroin.
Maine is being held in leiu of a $100,000 dollar bond.