SPD investigates pharmacy robberies

Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 509.481.8656

Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Incident #:14-12422

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating several recent pharmacy robberies occurring in Spokane and Spokane County. The most recent incident occurred on the evening of 01/11/2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m. at the Shopko Pharmacy (9520 N. Newport Hwy). The suspect, identified as a white male, 20-25 years old, approximately 5’8”, with brown hair and brown eyes, entered the store, demanded prescription medication and fled. SPD initiated a K-9 track, however officers were unable to locate the suspect. Attached is a surveillance photo of the Shopko Pharmacy suspect.

The Spokane Police Department Crime Analysis Unit is working with Investigations and Patrol to collect and analyze information from these incidents, direct our patrols based on incident locations and other information, and follow up on leads. Several of the pharmacy robberies have a similar suspect descriptions and SPD detectives are developing information on possible persons of interest in these incidents, as well as following up on other tips. Our Major Crimes Unit has assigned additional detectives to focus on these cases.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1.800.222.TIPS, or should forward the tip to the Crime Stoppers website. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

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