South Hill Purse Snatch Robbery Suspect Surrenders - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

South Hill Purse Snatch Robbery Suspect Surrenders

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: The pictured suspect in a South Hill purse snatch robbery has turned himself in to police.

Justin R. Meyer, 21, surrendered at the Spokane Police Dept. front desk Monday morning.  Officer Sue Mann booked him into the Spokane County Jail on a felony count of Second-Degree Robbery.

Meyer's face was captured by Albertsons security cameras and was widely disseminated as a Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.  The community safety organization received over 30 tips regarding the suspect's identity. It's unknown if the intense public scrutiny led Meyer to surrender.

September 22, 2010 -- At about 1:15 p.m., a 71-year-old woman and her 45-year-old daughter were walking to the Albertsons Grocery at 3010 E. 57th from the west parking lot.  They noticed two teenage males walk out of the store and toward them.

As the two pair met, the hooded suspect grabbed the elder woman's purse and began tugging at it as the woman screamed.  The victim finally let go of the handbag and the suspect ran westbound across Regal and jumped a perimeter fence into the Cedar Hollow Estates apartment complex.

The suspect's companion stayed with the victim for a minute and appeared shocked at the robbery.  He eventually walked into the apartment complex through the regular entrance.

The victim was uninjured but lost cash, credit cards and keys to her car, home and business.

Luckily, the Albertsons security system caught images of the suspect and his companion as they left the store.  Still, detectives have not been able to identity either man.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane woman finds baby left in freezing car

    Spokane woman finds baby left in freezing car

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:33 PM EST2018-02-23 01:33:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Picture this, a baby freezing, bawling, and alone in the back seat of a car. That's what one Spokane woman stumbled upon in a South Hill parking lot. "Complete shock," Windy Delandro said. A frightening sight, Delandro says she saw what looked like a six-month old sitting in her car seat, car turned off, tears streaming down the little girls cheeks. "I looked around to see if I could find anybody, see something, I told my mom 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Picture this, a baby freezing, bawling, and alone in the back seat of a car. That's what one Spokane woman stumbled upon in a South Hill parking lot. "Complete shock," Windy Delandro said. A frightening sight, Delandro says she saw what looked like a six-month old sitting in her car seat, car turned off, tears streaming down the little girls cheeks. "I looked around to see if I could find anybody, see something, I told my mom 

    >>
  • Spokane officials push for bill to reduce property crime and auto thefts in Spokane

    Spokane officials push for bill to reduce property crime and auto thefts in Spokane

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:43 PM EST2018-02-23 01:43:27 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. On Monday, city and county officials traveled to Olympia to push for Senate Bill 5539. Bill 5539, would establish a pilot program for the supervision of those who are convicted of felonies relating to car theft, after being released from prison. Spokane County has the some of highest recorded numbers of property crimes in the country. Spokane comes nearly dead last as one of Washington States least safest cities "If you were to ask any officer working 

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. On Monday, city and county officials traveled to Olympia to push for Senate Bill 5539. Bill 5539, would establish a pilot program for the supervision of those who are convicted of felonies relating to car theft, after being released from prison. Spokane County has the some of highest recorded numbers of property crimes in the country. Spokane comes nearly dead last as one of Washington States least safest cities "If you were to ask any officer working 

    >>
  • Ohio student arrested for viral Facebook “SHS” threat

    Ohio student arrested for viral Facebook “SHS” threat

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-02-23 04:32:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of you have reached out to KHQ, concerned after you saw a Facebook post that went viral on Wednesday, causing concern across the nation. The post was made under the Facebook profile “Ray Andres.” The person behind the post threatened to bring a gun to school and referred to the school as “SHS.” According to WHIO News, the FBI and Clark County Deputies were able to pinpoint the location of where the social 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of you have reached out to KHQ, concerned after you saw a Facebook post that went viral on Wednesday, causing concern across the nation. The post was made under the Facebook profile “Ray Andres.” The person behind the post threatened to bring a gun to school and referred to the school as “SHS.” According to WHIO News, the FBI and Clark County Deputies were able to pinpoint the location of where the social 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/