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Coincidence or connected? Deputies investigating three weekend robberies

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Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3 robberies within 2 hours on Saturday November 15th, 2014. Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3 robberies within 2 hours on Saturday November 15th, 2014.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County deputies are investigating three separated robberies that happened over the weekend within two hours of each other, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to anyone who has information that leads to arrests. 

The first robbery happened at Walgreens near Sprague and Sullivan at 4:41 p.m. Employees told deputies a man walked up to the pharmacy counter, said he was armed and demanded oxycodone and suboxone. The robber received the drugs and fled the store. He was described by witnesses as being 20-25 years old, white, 6'0" with average build. He was wearing blue jeans, a black coat, gloves, and a black knit hat. 

The second robbery happened nearly two hours later at Lucky Nails Salon near Sprague and McDonald. Witnesses said a man entered the salon yelling for employees to give him money. He grabbed cash from the register and then ran from the store. 

He was white, 5'6", and was wearing all black clothing, gloves, and a ski mask covering his face. No weapon was displayed. Deputies arrived with a K9 to track the suspect, but they never found him. 

20 minutes later, the third robbery took place inside the Albertsons pharmacy near 32nd and Pines was robbed. The suspect jumped over the counter and grabbed bottles of oxybutynin. Witnesses said he was holding a knife as he also demanded oxycodone and morphine. The suspect then ran from the store. 

Witnesses said the robber was either white or hispanic, 5'10" to 6'0", and about 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark colored coat, blue jeans, long dark curly hair, a beanie type cap, and his face was partially covered. A K9 track of the suspect was unsuccessful. 

Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the robberies and are unsure if they are related. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest. If you know anything, you're asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS, or you can submit your tip to www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. You can remain anonymous

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