Sterling Saving Bank on Sprague Robbed: Schools Put in Lockdown - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sterling Saving Bank on Sprague Robbed: Schools Put in Lockdown

Scarf in lower left corner that may have been worn by robber Scarf in lower left corner that may have been worn by robber

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Sterling Savings Bank at 11205 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley has been robbed. Police are looking for the suspect who left tracks in the snow that led them to a house near Main and Skipworth. Two schools in the area were placed on lock down due to the police activity. 

Broadway Elementary went into lockdown prior to dismissal. Children are being slowly released to their parents and children who ride buses to areas outside the danger zone have also been released. North Pines Middle School was placed in lockdown after dismissal but children who were at school for after-school activities are being held inside until the police situation is over.

Official news release from Spokane Valley Police:

A lone gunman walked into the Sterling Savings Bank at 11205 E. Sprague about 4:25 p.m. Thursday, brandished a pistol at tellers and then left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Employees told officers that the suspect entered the bank through the west doors and already had a chrome pistol drawn.  He demanded cash which was placed into a green and blue bag.

The suspect left the east doors of the bank.  No shots were fired and no one was injured.

A sheriff's K-9 team attempted to track the suspect but was unsuccessful.  The amount of cash stolen was not disclosed.

The suspect was described as a white male 25 to 30 years old who was about 5'06" tall and weighed 130 pounds.  He wore sunglasses, a dark coat, a stocking cap and dark jeans.

The suspect discarded the stocking cap and it was recovered by officers.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or suspect involved is encouraged to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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