UPDATE: Your Tips Help Identified/Arrest Robbery Suspect
Tips from citizens helped Spokane County Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney identify the suspect, armed with a knife, when he robbed the 7-11 Store on N. Argonne early Tuesday morning.
Detective Bonney confirmed the tips which identified the male depicted in the store surveillance photos as 36 year-old Darryl J. Chase.
Yesterday afternoon, Detective Bonney and Detective Darin Staley located Chase in the 7600 block of E. South Riverway and took him into custody without incident. Chase declined to make a statement at the time of his arrest.
Chase was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Robbery 1st Degree. The second suspect involved has not yet been identified but this incident continues to be actively investigated.
We would like to thank everyone for the tips and information we received. We are extremely grateful for your assistance which allowed us to identify and arrest this armed robbery suspect, removing him from our streets.
Original Release from August 29, 2017:
Early Morning Robbery Suspects Flee-Can You Help Identify?
Early this morning, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an armed robbery at the 7-11 located at 3409 N. Argonne Rd. in Millwood. One suspect was armed with a knife but the employee took the knife before the suspect fled on foot with an accomplice.
On Tuesday August 29, 2017 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reported robbery at the 7-11 located at 3409 N. Argonne Rd.
The employee stated he confronted a male suspect who was trying to conceal an energy drink behind his back. The suspect set the drink down and began demanding money. When the employee told the suspect to leave, he pulled a fixed blade from his pocket. The employee grabbed the suspect’s wrist and pulled the knife from his hand. When the suspect attempted to grab the knife back, he appeared to cut his left hand.
The employee set the knife down in the employee area and noticed a second male enter the store. Both suspects knocked the employee to the ground. As one held him down, the other grabbed the cash drawer from the register. Both suspects ran out of the store and headed west behind the building.
Deputies set up a perimeter and a K9 Unit searched the area. The discarded cash drawer was located in the 8900 block of E. Bridgeport. A continuation of the search recovered a black sweatshirt believed to be worn by one of the suspects but the suspects were not located.
The employee was not injured.
Suspect #1 is described as a bald White or Hispanic male, 5’00” - 5’04” tall with an athletic build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black sweatshirt with black pants and possibly sustained a cut to his left hand.
Suspect #2 is described as bald White or Hispanic male, approximately 18-25 years-old, 5’00” - 5’04” tall with a medium build wearing similar clothing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or can help identify these suspects is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney at 509-477-3125 reference #10115786.