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More ATM Thefts-Reward Offered

Posted 6/14/2013 2:24 PM by MDGREGORY

On June 13, 2013, at 3:23 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Mark Brownell responded to a commercial burglary at Conoco located at 16th and University. The west window of the business was shattered and there was a tow rope around the ATM machine in the business.

The business owner responded and replayed the surveillance video. Two suspects arrived in a Chrysler Mini-Van and backed up to the window. Both suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves.

One suspect shattered the window with a baseball bat, entered the business and placed a tow rope around the ATM machine. The other suspect hooked the tow rope onto the Mini-Van. Both suspects got back into the vehicle and drove away in an attempt to pull the ATM out of the business. They were not successful and fled the scene.

On June 14, 2013, at 5:52 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Ken Dodge responded to a commercial burglary at the Broadway Mini Mart located at 10304 E. Broadway. The business owner was told by a friend that the front window to the business was shattered. The owner responded to find the ATM machine missing from inside the store. The owner reviewed the surveillance video and saw the burglary occurred at 3:40 a.m. The video showed a male subject, wearing a hooded coat, mask and jeans, use a baseball bat to smash the front window and run inside the store.

A second subject, wearing a hooded coat and mask ran into the store as well. About ten seconds later they were dragging the ATM out of the store. Both incidents are believed to have been committed by the same two suspects.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in these Commercial Burglaries. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement.