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Crime Tracker: What To Do If Held At Gunpoint

SPOKANE, Wash - Gunmen in three separate incidents over the last day have held their victims at gunpoint.  The string of reports have prompted the KHQ Crime Trackers to ask authorities what victims should do if they find themselves in this life and death situation. 

Every incident is different, but authorities offer the following advice.  Most importantly, comply with the gunman.  Don’t act like a hero.  It’s not the victim’s job to try and stop the person with the gun.  Also, be willing to give up your property.  Authorities remind people that valuables can be replaced.  Nothing is worth your life.  Finally, they say the best thing you can do as a victim is to get a good description of the gunman.  Providing police with a description of the suspect, their getaway vehicle and a license plate number will hopefully help police catch the suspect.

Again, no incident is identical and the gunman isn’t always after the same thing, but local law enforcement says following the advice above will hopefully lead to the ultimate goal of getting the victim out of the situation safely.
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