The Spokane Police Department is asking the public to help identify a suspect in an assault and attempted bike theft.

Officer Ben Maplethorpe #1216

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 3:25 p.m.

Today at about 1:30pm, a male came into the Double Eagle Pawn on Francis and took a bicycle without paying. The employees gave chase and corralled the suspect. The suspect produced a knife and attacked the employees. One employee was struck with the knife and received non-life threatening injuries. The suspect then fled the scene and the bicycle was recovered. The suspect photo will be posted on the SPD page.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect should call Crime Check, 509-456-2233.

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