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SPD Investigating Six Pharmacy Robberies This Year; Working To Prevent Future Robberies

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Detectives with the Spokane Police Department are investigating several pharmacy robberies that have happened within the new year, including this one at Shopko on Sunday night Detectives with the Spokane Police Department are investigating several pharmacy robberies that have happened within the new year, including this one at Shopko on Sunday night
Spokane Police say this man robbed a pharmacy at 5th and Browne in downtown Spokane. Anyone with information please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS Spokane Police say this man robbed a pharmacy at 5th and Browne in downtown Spokane. Anyone with information please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
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Detectives with the Spokane Police Department are investigating several pharmacy robberies that have happened within the new year. 

The most recent robbery happened Sunday night, January 12th, at the Shopko Pharmacy on the Newport Highway. Police have combed through surveillance video and have provided the best possible photo of the suspect in that case. That picture is attached to this story.

The suspect is a white man, 20-25 years old, 5'8" with brown hair and brown eyes. He entered the store, demanded prescription medication and fled the scene. Despite a K9 track, officers were unable to find him. 

This latest pharmacy robbery is the sixth to happen in 2014 and police say they are working to prevent future incidents. 

In a press release issued Monday afternoon, Monique Cotton with the Spokane Police Department said the Crime Analysis Unit is working with investigators and patrol officers to collect and analyze information from the robberies. Cotton said several of the robberies have similar suspect descriptions and detectives are developing information on possible persons of interest. Police say these cases are priority, as additional detectives have been assigned to focus on these cases. 

If you have any information on any of these robberies, there could be a reward in it for you. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest. If you have information, you should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or you can leave a tip on their website at www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. You can remain anonymous. 

Below is a list of pharmacy robberies this year, and the suspect descriptions associated with them. 

1.) The first robbery happened at the Albertsons/Sav-On on January 4, 2014. In that robbery the suspect is described as a white woman, 5'5", 130 pounds and about 25-35 years old. 

2.) The second robbery also took place on January 4, 2014 nearly an hour after the first one at the Safeway Pharmacy on N. Market. Again, the suspect is a white woman, about 5'2", 120 pounds, and 20-30 years old. 

3.) The next day, on January 5th, 2014, the third robbery happened at the Fred Meyer Pharmacy on S. Thor. The suspect in that case is also a white woman, 5'4" and 120 pounds. Police say these first three robberies might be related

4.) The fourth robbery took place on January 6th at a downtown Spokane pharmacy on 5th and Browne. The suspect in that case is a white man in his 40's, 5'8"-5'11", and weight about 200 pounds.

5.) The fifth robbery happened Friday night, January 10th, at another Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacy. In that case two white man walked in the pharmacy and demanded drugs. The first suspect is thought to be in his late 20's, about 5'6" and 130-150 pounds. The description for the second suspect is only that he is white, 5'6" and in his 20's. Spokane Police released a photo of that suspect. It is attached to this story. 

6.) Finally, as described above, on Sunday night the Shopko Pharmacy in north Spokane was robbed by a white man in his 20's. He is about 5'8" with brown hair and brown eyes. 

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