Police searching for armed robbery suspect - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police searching for armed robbery suspect

SPOKANE, Wash. - A search is underway for a man who police say robbed the 'Advance America' store in Hillyard Tuesday afternoon and police say based on his actions during the robbery, they believe he has committed the crime before.

Just after 2 p.m., the suspect walked into the business in the 4000 block of N. Market and demanded money from three employees while holding a handgun.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 40s to early 50s. He was described as being 6'2" and 180 to 200 pounds.

Police say that description is similar to one given after a HiCo was robbed Friday night and while officers are not confirming the two robberies are related, they are investigating that possibility.

In both robberies an employee was forced to the ground, though no one was injured in either.

The suspect in the 'Advance America' robbery was wearing a black shirt, black pants, a red suede jacket, gloves, stocking cap and thin rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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