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Spokane Police: Robbery Suspects Arrested & Booked Into Jail

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: Spokane Police arrested two men Friday night on charges related to two separate robberies this month. 

Police say a man assaulted a woman, robbing her before leaving in a vehicle driven by another man.  Alert citizens nearby provided detailed descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle they left in. During officer Tony Lamanna's investigation, Officers Dusty Howe and Stephanie Kennedy learned of the attack and recognized the similarity to a robbery that occurred on March 11.

The suspect and vehicle descriptions provided by citizens nearby the attack were invaluable, as officers Lamanna, Howe and Kennedy used the information to quickly locate and arrest 25-year-old James Francis, and 27-year-old Jared Stephan. During the investigation, evidence was found linking the men to both two robberies. 

Francis and Stephan were booked into the Spokane County Jail for two felonies each: 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Robbery. This incident is still under investigation and additional charges are pending.

Police rely heavily on our fellow citizens to solve crimes quickly. This case was solved thanks to the excellent witness observations provided to law enforcement. Carefully noting clothing, tattoos, and vehicle license plates is a tremendous aid to police as we work to solve these cases and keep our streets safe.

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