Spokane Police Arrest Two in Yesterday's McDonald's Armed Robbery; On-going Investigation

Monique Cotton, Public Information & Communication Director, 509.363.8285


Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.


One hour after the initial Robbery call, Spokane Police arrest two suspects in connection to a Robbery which occurred yesterday, 4/18/14, at approximately 6:00 pm, at the McDonald’s at 2200 W. Wellesley Ave. Major Crimes detectives are also investigating the possibility that these suspects could be linked to other robbery incidents.

32-year-old Thomas T. Craigen and 23-year-old Jessica M. Schwartzenberger were arrested and booked into jail.  Each is charged with one count of 1st Degree Robbery. Both will appear in court today at 1:30 pm. 

Last night, 4/17/14, at approximately 6:00 pm, Spokane Police received a call that the McDonald’s at 2200 W. Wellesley Ave. had been robbed.  Witnesses indicated they observed a man run up to drive-thru window and flee to a Silver pick-up truck.  A witness followed the fleeing truck and was able get a good description of the vehicle and a license plate number.

 

Officers located vehicle, which sped away from officers for several blocks.  Eventually the vehicle stopped at 1800 W. Northridge Court.  The male passenger fled from the scene on foot and the female driver (who had a child with her) was detained.  A K-9 track was initiated and SPD officers were able to locate the male suspect hiding in some bushes near 6700 N. Country Homes Blvd.  

Major Crimes detectives are executing a search warrant on the suspect vehicle.

 

Major Crimes detectives are also investigating the possibility that these suspects could be linked to other robbery incidents.



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