Bank robbery at Sterling Savings Bank
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Spokane Police received the call of a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Sterling Savings Branch, 111 N. Wall, at approximately 9:20 this morning. The male suspect, later identified as 47 year old David D. Thometz, walked into the bank, handed a cashier a note demanding money, and then walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash. A security officer working for the bank was alerted by the teller and was able to detain Thometz until police arrived.
Ofc. Shaney Redmon, a downtown neighborhood resource officer, was there within a minute of dispatch alerting patrol officers of the robbery, with a number of back up officers arriving shortly thereafter. They were able to take Thometz into custody without incident as well as recover the funds taken from the bank. Thometz was later booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery. No one was injured during the incident.
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