UPDATE: Robbery Suspect Identified – Warrant Requested
Within hours of this information being share on social media sites and by local news outlets, Major Crimes Detectives had received several “tips” regarding the possible identity of the suspect and the driver of the vehicle the suspect was observed leaving the scene in had voluntarily contacted investigators.
Detectives determined the driver, who remained cooperative, was unaware of the robbery and had merely provided a ride to the store at the suspect’s request.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Gregory A. Gillmore, was located in another jurisdiction due to an unrelated incident.
This afternoon, Major Crimes Detectives Mike Drapeau requested a warrant charging Gillmore with Robbery 2nd Degree and it is anticipated Gillmore will be returned to Spokane County when appropriate to face this charge.
We remain extremely grateful for the assistance of our community and media outlets. The tips generated by the sharing of information like this continues to allow our investigators to quickly identify suspects and gain needed information to hold them accountable.
Previous Release from January 3, 2019:
Identification of Robbery Suspect Sought
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying the male in these pictures obtained from store security cameras. The male is suspected of robbing the Spokane Valley Fred Meyer Store last week.
On December 26, 2018, at approximately 3:25 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a robbery at Fred Meyer, located at 15609 E. Sprague.
Store personnel stated the male approached the Customer Service Counter. As his request was being worked on, he called the employee back over and told her to give him all the money in the cash register. The extremely frightened employee did what she was told and the suspect fled the store. A weapon was not observed at the time of the incident.
The suspect is believed to have entered the passenger side of a dark colored extended cab pickup truck which drove south through the parking lot out of camera view. The pickup had a tool box mounted just behind the cab, which spanned the width of the bed of the truck.
The suspect is described as a 30 – 40-year-old white male, approximately 5’09” – 5’10”, medium build (165 – 180 lbs.) with short brown hair and sideburns. He was wearing what appeared to be a dark (brown or black) leather style coat with a hooded sweatshirt underneath, a camo baseball style hat, blue jeans and brown shoes/boots.
Anyone who can help identify this male, knows of the location of the pickup, or has any information regarding this robbery, is urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921, reference #10180062.