Bank Robbery Suspect Detained Less Than Four Minutes After 911 Call

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

Spokane Police responded to and arrested a bank robbery suspect minutes after the incident occurred. Ofc. Shane Phillips, was working an extra duty security detail in the area, located the suspect, who had cash falling out of his pockets. Ofc. Phillips, along with officers from SPD’s South Police Precinct took the suspect into custody less than four minutes after the initial Robbery report.

This morning, 10/16/2014, at 10 a.m., Spokane Police received a report of a Bank Robbery at the Wells Fargo in the 2900 block of E. 30th. Officers from the South Precinct quickly responded to the area, along with traffic officers who had been working on an emphasis patrol on Spokane’s South Hill.

Ofc. Phillips was working a uniformed, extra duty security detail and heard the call over the police radio. Ofc. Phillips saw a man walking by the location of his detail, with cash falling out of his pockets. Ofc. Phillips detained the man and SPD South Precinct Captain Dave Richards, along with other officers, arrived on-scene to assist with the arrest.

Jared Bestrom (37-years-old) was detained and arrested less than four minutes after the initial Robbery report. He was booked into Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Robbery.

Bestrom will appear in court tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

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