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Man robs Cricket store at gunpoint, robbery caught on tape

SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect after the Cricket phone store in the 4000 block of N. Market was robbed Tuesday.

The man, who police say in his 30s, walked into the store during operating hours, took out a silver pistol and proceeded to steal cash from the store.

In the surveillance video, the suspect is heard telling the employee repeatedly to give him the money. He also tells the employee not to touch the computer and to put the money in a bag.

The employee, who is off screen in the video, is heard saying "I will get it for you and I will just let you go, seriously, just give me a second."

At one point the suspect tells the employee to get his hand out of his pocket at which point the employee apologizes. The suspect then tells the employee to get down on his knees and then asks if there is any more money in the store. The employee directs the suspect to another register and proceeds to open it for the suspect and give him the money inside.

The suspect then tells the man to sit in a chair and that's when the employee tells the suspect he has four children.

The following is what was said between the employee and suspect:

Suspect: Come back over here and duck back down, over here, over here on this (unintelligible) put it down, put it down, sit in the chair sit in the chair

Employee: man please

Suspect: I'm not going to do nothing just sit in the chair and face the other way

Employee: I got four kids dude

Suspect: Hey just sit in your chair and turn the other way, I'm not going to do it. Count to 20, count to 20 before you do something

Employee: Alright man, alright,

Suspect: Everybody know where you at and if I get caught they coming back to blast you

Employee: Dude I'm alright 20... 20

After telling the suspect to count to 20, the suspect leaves the store. The entire ordeal lasted just more than two minutes.

A K-9 handler responded to assist other officers in looking for the suspect but was unsuccessful in locating the robber. 

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'9" and between 150 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a blue bandana underneath a dark baseball cap with a white logo or letter on the front. He was also wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers with black stripes on the sides. 

If you have any information, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 327-5111.

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