Detectives Request Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspects
Major Crimes Detectives are attempting to identify two males suspected of robbing a teenager last week in Spokane Valley. The suspects were last seen traveling north on Pines Rd. near 8th Ave. in what was described as a light blue Honda CRV.
On July 17, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the teenage male victim reported he was walking west, in the 12200 block of E. 8th Ave., when he observed the pictured Honda CRV traveling east. The suspect driver called him over to the vehicle and asked to borrow the victim’s cellphone. As the driver held the phone, the victim said the passenger produced a small silver handgun and “cocked” it, causing a round to eject from the firearm. He stated the passenger fired the weapon one time, as the driver drove off. The victim said he initially grabbed on to the vehicle but let go as it sped away.
The suspects continued east on 8th before turning south on Pines. Approximately five minutes later, the victim observed the suspect vehicle a second time, now traveling north on Pines.
Thankfully, the victim was not injured during this incident. Just after 5:00 p.m. the victim’s phone was recovered after it was reportedly found in the yard of a residence near 8th and Union.
The driver was described as a light-skinned male with acne/sores on his face and arms.
The passenger was described as a white male in his twenties with a goatee and long brown hair, worn up in a bun.
Deputies searched the area but did not locate the suspects or the suspect vehicle.
The pictures of the CRV, which the victim described as light blue, were obtained from a surveillance video system in the area.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery that may help identify the male suspects or locate the suspect vehicle in these photos is urged to call Detective Nate Bohanek at 509-477-3223, reference #10099290.