Police: One suspect responsible for convenience store robberies - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police: One suspect responsible for convenience store robberies

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police detectives believe one suspect is responsible for two separate robberies during which he was armed with a shotgun.

The robberies, separated by 10 days, both occurred at convenience stores: Divine's Fastmart on December 1 and Empire Foods on December 11.

In both instances, the suspect, possibly a light skinned black or hispanic male, entered the stores with a shotgun pointed at an employee while demanding money and access to safes. The suspect also demanded several packs of cigarettes.

The suspect is described as being approximately 6'1" and has a medium build.

He was wearing a facemask with white markings that create a full skull or similar print on the facemask itself. He was also wearing a dark hooded jacket and dark gloves. 

He used a black shotgun in both incidences and a black duffel bag in the second robbery for stolen items.

The suspect was seen entering a red, mid 90s Chevrolet Blazer or Ford Bronco type vehicle following the December 1 robbery. Police believe the suspect has an accomplice who was the driver of that car.

These are brazen robberies and have included threats to the employees and a "take over" mentality.  Police are concerned that the robberies will continue.  As the suspect is armed with a shotgun and has had some success, police say his behavior is likely to become more brazen with the possibility of harm to an employee or himself increasing.

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

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