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Police ask for public's help to find robbery suspect

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Police are looking for a robbery suspect believed to be connected to two robberies. Police are looking for a robbery suspect believed to be connected to two robberies.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A suspect is on the loose after an attempted robbery at Bare Bean espresso on 7 W. Pacific Ave.

The suspect is described as an African-American male in his 20s or 30s, between 5'7" and 5'9" with gauged earrings and wearing a dark-colored beanie.

According to police, he came to the business around 12:15 on a BMX bike and demanded money from the barista. The women working at the time noticed the man had a gun. It is currently unknown at this time how much, if any, money the man had taken.

Spokane Police say they are making this a top priority, telling KHQ they think this man is connected with a robbery that happened just 24 hours earlier.

"We're very concerned. This is two robberies in two days and with a firearm involved, We're very concerned about the public welfare," says Lieutenant Rex Olson with the Spokane Police Department.

Olson says they believe the suspect robbed Walnut Street Perk around 12:40 Friday afternoon. Both incidents have the same suspect description, the only known difference is that in today's robbery the suspect was seen with a gun tucked in his waistband.

Anyone with any information are asked to contact the Spokane police department.



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Spokane Police need your help to identify a suspect thought to be connected to two robberies in the past two days. Yesterday afternoon at around 12:40 pm, police responded to a report of a robbery at Walnut Street Perk at 1511 W. 3rd Ave.

Today at 12:15 pm, police responded to a robbery report at Bear Beans Espresso, located at 7 W. Pacific Ave. The suspect had a gun tucked in his waistband.

Police say both incidents have similar suspect descriptions. The suspect is described as an African American man in his 20s or 30s wearing a beanie hat.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 509-456-2233.

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