SPD & FBI Investigating Armed Robbery

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4 p.m.

On June 27th, 2017 around 10:30 AM, Spokane Police officers responded to an armed robbery at the Alaska USA Credit Union inside the Safeway at 2507 W. Wellesley. The suspect displayed a handgun during the robbery then fled the scene in a dark silver or gray, mid-2000 model, Chevrolet sedan with an out of state license plate.

Witnesses described the suspect as an older white male. The suspect is believed to have committed the same crime in the area before.

An SPD patrol officer located a vehicle south on Ash St. from Northwest Blvd. that was similar in description with a rear license plate possibly from New Mexico. The driver of the vehicle was similar to the description.

The driver of the vehicle made efforts to evade contact by the patrol officer and was last seen at a high rate of speed near Boone Ave. and Elm St.

SPD encourages anyone who may have witnessed the incident or observed suspicious behavior involving the described vehicle to contact crime check (509)456-2233 or the FBI office (509)458-8100 and reference report number 2017-20122789.

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