UPDATE: Suspect Brandon Harris Identified and Arrested
After receiving several tips from the public, Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney tentatively identified the suspect as 45-year-old Brandon K. Harris. On October 31, 2018, Detective Bonney located Harris in Airway Heights and immediately recognized him as the suspect in the Macy’s surveillance videos. Harris was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Robbery 2nd Degree.
We would like to thank everyone for their tips and continued support, which is essential as we work together to identify and arrest suspects who commit crimes in our community.
Original Press Release from October 29, 2018:
Can You Help Identify Robbery Suspect?
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are working to identify this suspect who stole merchandise from Macy’s and physically threw a loss prevention employee to the ground when she attempted to stop him.
On October 10, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a shoplifting/robbery at Macy’s located at 14740 E. Indiana in Spokane Valley.
The loss prevention employee stated she observed the male conceal merchandise while he was in the store. When he attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, the loss prevention employee confronted the suspect, identified herself and told him to stop as he began to exit the store. He grabbed her by the arms and threw her to the ground inside the foyer. The suspect fled from the store and dropped the stolen items as he ran away.
The suspect appeared to be alone and was not observed with any vehicle. It is believed he was on foot or may have had a bicycle in the area. He was described as a black male, in his late 30’s, approximately 6’02” and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray Nike hoodie and dark colored athletic pants.
Anyone who has information regarding this robbery or can help identify this suspect is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney at 509-477-3125, reference #10142726.