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PHOTOS: Can you help identify this power tool robbery suspect?

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If you can help identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, you are urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921 reference incident #10117792. If you can help identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, you are urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921 reference incident #10117792.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

The Spokane Valley Major Crimes Unit is asking for your help identifying the man they say stole several power tools and then pushed a store employee when she tried to stop him. 

The robbery happened back on September 1 when a Home Depot employee tried to stop the man after observing him fill a backpack with Milwaukee drills and batteries and then try to leave without paying. 

The suspect pushed the employee out of the way and left through a partially opened lumber door. Deputies say when he bent down under the lumber door, he dropped the backpack, spilling some of the merchandise. The employee grabbed the backpack but the suspect turned around toward her to retrieve it. Fearing for her safety, the employee retreated and the suspect fled the area. 

Responding deputies could not locate the suspect, who was last seen running toward Costco. 

The suspect is described as white, 30-40 years old, taller with short brown hair.  He was wearing a white t-shirt, khaki shorts, and carrying a black backpack.

The pictures aren't the best quality, but if you can help identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, you are urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921 reference incident #10117792.

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