K9 'Leonitis' tracks down shoe, wallet robbery suspect - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

K9 'Leonitis' tracks down shoe, wallet robbery suspect

SPOKANE, Wash. - Two robbery suspects were arrested Wednesday night after police say the pair robbed a man of his shoes and wallet. One of the men, armed with what was later identified as a pellet gun, was tracked down by Police Canine 'Leonitis.'

Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Spokane Police responded to the call of a robbery that had just taken place near Greenwood Blvd. and Olympic Place.

The victim told officers he was robbed by two men and one was armed with a black handgun. The two apparently took the man's shoes and wallet before running away.

The victim's dad was already out searching for the suspects by the time police arrived. He did eventually find the unarmed suspect at a Driscoll 1 Stop and held him until officers arrived.

The clerk at the Driscoll 1 Stop told police he saw both suspects behind his store right before they arrived and that's where officers found a pellet gun that looked like a handgun.

Police then dispatched a K-9 named Leonitis to track down the other suspect who was found by the dog some blocks away. The suspect that the dog found was wearing the victim's shoes.

Both suspects have been booked on robbery charges.

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