Three Suspects Arrested For Armed Robbery In North Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Three Suspects Arrested For Armed Robbery In North Spokane

UPDATE S.P.D. PRESS RELEASE: Just before 5pm on Saturday, June 4, 2011 a female was sitting her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 9212 N. Colton, when she was approached by a male holding a gun. The suspect demanded money and punched her in the face. He left in a white car, with another male and a female.

A second robbery was reported at 6:40pm at the NorthTown Mall, 4700 N. Division. A woman was walking to her car when a vehicle pulled up; a male got out, pointed a gun at her and demanded her purse.

A citizen called police that occupants of a tan vehicle were dropping credit cards and receipts in the roadway near Napa and Central. The credit cards belonged to the NorthTown robbery victim.

Spokane Police patrol officers began searching the area and located the suspect vehicle parked inside a fenced backyard at 1903 E. Decatur. Officers surrounded the house. Donovan T. Johnson (5/13/93) and Keona A. Crossley (4/21/92) were detained, along with others inside the home. The third suspect, Logan R. Sims (01/08/93) was located in a nearby yard.

Detectives executed a search warrant of the home and located a shotgun and a handgun; the handgun is believed to have been used in the commission of the robbery. The suspect vehicle was impounded and is being processed for additional evidence.

All three suspects were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 2 counts of 1st degree Robbery.

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KHQ.COM - 12:05 AM UPDATE:  The SWAT situation in North Spokane is over.  Teams in the neighborhood of Napa and Decatur have taken a final suspect, a woman, into custody.  Officers plan to remain on scene for a few more hours to await a search warrant and process evidence. Streets surrounding the Napa and Decatur neighborhood will remain closed for a few more hours.

Police say they have all three suspects in custody, 2 men and a woman, and all are being charged with 2 counts of 1st Degree Robbery.

We will continue to follow this developing story and bring you the latest as soon as it becomes available.

***11:30 P.M. UPDATE*** Spokane police have taken two men into custody in the SWAT situation in North Spokane.  They have reason to believe that a woman is still in the house in the East Decatur neighborhood.

SWAT negotiators are on scene now working to get the woman out of the house.  They have reason to believe she is armed. 

Spokane police tell us the whole incident started as two separate armed robberies.  The first happened at the North Spokane Wal*Mart when a man approached a woman in the parking lot showed her a gun and demanded her belongings.  She handed them over and the suspect got into a tan Cadillac driven by another man.  A similar incident happened about an hour an a half later in the Sears parking lot of the NorthTown mall.  Shortly after, the two male suspects and the tan Cadillac were spotted by police in the area of East Decatur and Napa. The two then ran into a house.  One suspect surrendered and the other gave him self up shortly as well.  Neither have the weapon described in the robberies.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and the SWAT Team are surrounding a home in North Spokane right now. They say two robbery suspects are inside the home on East Decatur Avenue. Officials say the two men are considered armed.

Right now, officials are trying to make contact with the suspects. Residents are being warned to stay inside their homes and off the street.

Police set up a perimeter in the area and have blocked off several streets.

We have a KHQ crew on the scene and will bring you the latest updates as soon as they become available.

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