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UPDATE: Armed Robbery In Downtown Spokane; Suspect CAUGHT QUICKLY!

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday morning Spokane police responded to an armed robbery at the Washington Trust Bank in downtown Spokane at 702 W. 2nd. The bank robber implied that he had a weapon, demanded cash from bank employees and fled the bank quickly. The bank employee described the suspect to police as a white male wearing a blue flannel jacket and hat. Spokane Police were able to track the suspect back to the Carlyle Hotel by showing a picture of the suspect to residents and employees of the building. Police contacted the suspect in his apartment and arrested him without incident. No weapon was found on his person and a search warrant is being sought by police to search his residence. Police credit the arrest to the bank's ability to print out a picture of the robbery suspect so quickly.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Friday morning a man entered the downtown Washington Trust Bank, demanded money and fled the scene. Spokane police officers and detectives responded and gathered evidence that lead to finding the suspect in a room in a hotel across the street. A check showed the suspect had previously been arrested in 2010 for robbery of another Spokane area bank.

On Friday February 214th, 2012 at about 9:15 am Spokane Police responded to the area around the Washington Trust Bank at 706 W 2nd Ave after the bank was robbed. A man entered the bank demanding money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. A weapon was not displayed. Day Shift Patrol Officers, Patrol Anti-Crime Team members, and Major Crimes Detectives swarmed the area. Information gathered brought officers to the Carlyle Hotel at 206 S. Post, just across the street from the bank. Officers had obtained a surveillance photo of the suspect. A building manager at the Carlyle recognized the suspect and directed officers to a room the suspect rents in the building. The suspect was located at his apartment and arrested without incident.   

Major Crimes detectives executed a search warrant on the suspect's room locating evidence related to the bank robbery. David D Thometz, a 49-year-old male, was booked for one count of  1st Degree Robbery. Thometz was arrested in May 2010 for 1st Degree Robbery of another bank in the Spokane area. 

Quick response by officers and an excellent suspect description by bank employees resulted in the quick capture of this suspect.

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