Suspects Crash Car after Snatching Woman's Purse

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Friday, January 9, 2015 at Midnight

Spokane Police Officers responded to a purse snatching in north Spokane last night. The suspects crashed the getaway car after fleeing the scene with the elderly victims purse. A K-9 track was attempted but the suspects have not yet been located.

Last night, January 8, 2015, just before 6:30 pm, officers responded to the report of a purse snatching robbery at the Rosauer's in the 9400 block of N. Division. The victim, in her mid-70's, was walking towards the store from the parking lot when the suspect ran up and grabbed her purse. There was a brief struggle over the purse, but the strap broke so the suspect was able to run away with it. The victim was not injured.

One witness to the robbery chased the suspect to a vehicle, but he threatened to shoot her so she stopped following. Another witness was able to follow the suspects in the getaway car, but they crashed it at Division/Holland. A Spokane County Sheriff's K-9 deputy assisted SPD in trying to track the suspects. Their car was located, however the suspects have not been located at this time.

The female suspect, who was driving the crashed car, is described as a white female, in her mid-20's, with dark brown hair, wearing a red shirt, and dark jacket. The males suspect is described as a white male, between 5'10" and 6'0", with a medium build, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, and blue jeans. The vehicle was seized as evidence.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

Contact Police

For in progress crimes and emergencies call 911

To report a non-emergent crime contact:

To provide crime activity or suspect information that doesn't require immediate action contact:

For general police email contact:

For nuisance reports, including code violations (i.e. illegal camping, substantial litter in yards or alleys, graffiti, land use violations), parking complaints, and road condition issues contact:

Media Relations Contact

Julie Humphreys