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Attempted Robbery

Posted 10/3/2013 12:47 PM by MDGREGORY

On October 2nd, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy R. Stevens was contacted by a 68-year-old woman at the Valley Precinct who told him she was the victim of an attempted robbery. The victim told Deputy Stevens she had been at Northern Quest Casino earlier and she was approached by a 23 to 25-year-old male who identified himself as Josh. She said he initially asked her for a ride to Spokane Valley and she initially denied. However, she did give him $20 dollars because he said his girlfriend left without him.

The victim eventually agreed to give Josh a ride to an apartment complex near Pines and Montgomery in the Valley. Josh told the victim he worked for the Warrior Project. The victim's grandson also works for them and asked Josh to tell him hello.

After she dropped Josh off, he walked around to her partially rolled down driver's side window and said, "Give me all your money or I will stab you." She said Josh had his hands in his pockets, did not display a knife, but she was fearful he would carry out the threat. She sped off and drove to the Valley Precinct.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

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