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Spokane Police investigating armed robbery outside of marijuana shop

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Spokane Police are searching for an armed man who robbed two employees of Spocannabis. Spokane Police are searching for an armed man who robbed two employees of Spocannabis.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police are trying to track down an armed man who robbed two people Monday night near N. Ruby St. & E. Mission Ave.

Officers say the robbery happened around 7 p.m. outside of 'Spocannabis', which is a local marijuana shop.

Police say two people who work at the store were walking out to their cars, when someone with a gun walked up behind them and demanded money.

Detectives say they're not exactly sure what the robber got away with. Neighbors told KHQ's Patrick Erickson that they saw someone in dark clothing running through their neighborhood around that time.

Police tried to use a K9 unit to track down the robber, but he got away.

This is the second armed robbery in the area in the last three days. While police say they are not linking the two together, the description of the robbery suspect is very similar in each case. Detectives are looking into the chance that they could be connected.

Witnesses describe the robber as a Hispanic man in his 20's, 5'7" or 5'8" with a thin build. Neighbors say he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans, with a dark bandana covering his face.

If you witnessed the robbery, or know anything about what happened, Spokane Police want you to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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