McDonald Food Mart In Spokane Valley Robbed - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: McDonald Food Mart In Spokane Valley Robbed

KHQ.COM - A 23-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested for First-Degree Armed Robbery Monday after he failed to elude police officers who flooded the area after his 1 p.m. heist.

Matthew J. Horpel entered the McDonald Food Mart at 13105 E. Sprague and implied he was armed with a gun while demanding cash. The female employee handed it over and then immediately called 911.

Officers quickly set up containment around the business and Deputy Glenn Hinckley spotted the suspect running northbound at Valleyway and Blake. 

Sgt. Mark Nygren moved in and took the suspect into custody at gunpoint, 17 minutes after the robbery occurred. The suspect was unarmed.

Prior to Monday's arrest, Horpel's criminal history contained primarily traffic offenses.

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