Arrest Made Minutes After Initial Emergency Call
Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:19 p.m.
Spokane Police Neighborhood Conditions Officer James (Jim) Christensen located and arrested a bank robbery suspect while he (Ofc. Christensen) was on his way home from work. The suspect was arrested eight minutes after the initial emergency call.
This afternoon, at approximately 3:30 pm, Spokane Police received a report of a hold-up alarm at the Washington Trust Bank on Indiana between N. Division St. and N. Ruby St.
The report indicated a male had entered the located and demanded cash, but did not display a weapon.
Spokane Police Neighborhood Conditions Office James (Jim) Christensen was on his way home from work and quickly located the suspect, who was travelling on a bicycle near Division St. and Mission St.
The man was taken into custody eight minutes after the initial call.
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