SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to a robbery call at a gas station in the 1700 block of N. Division Sunday afternoon, but they didn't have to look very far to find their suspect.
According to police, the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk told KHQ Sunday that the suspect never showed a weapon, but did at one point reach into a pocket and acted like he was going to grab one. The clerk gave the suspect some money, who then fled the scene on a bicycle. The clerk called 911 and police were on scene in minutes.
Based on the clerk's description of the suspect, Officer Grant with the Spokane Police Department thought the man sounded familiar. That's because about 20 minutes prior to the robbery, Officer Grant was called to Al's Motel about a block down the street from the gas station on an assault call with the suspect and another person. The victim in that case decided not to press charges.
Officer Grant proceeded down to Al's Motel and found a man matching the robbery suspect's description hiding in some bushes, counting money. Officer Grant detained the suspect until two clerks from the gas station could come down and positively him.
The suspect, who has not been identified by police yet, was arrested and most likely will face 2nd Degree Robbery charges.