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Crime Tracker: String Of Robberies Sparks Warning From SPD

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SPOKANE, Wash - A string of robberies in the Spokane area is prompting a warning from Spokane Police.  They're telling people not to step in and stop the crime.  Instead, they want people to be good witnesses and help remember suspect descriptions, etc.

The warning comes after a robber hit the Pizza Rita on North Wall Tuesday.  It's the seventh robbery in ten days.  Someone hit the Pizza Rita, a McDonald's restaurant in Cheney, one on North Monroe, a 7/11, and three more businesses in Spokane Valley.  Law enforcement says the suspect used a gun in each hold up.  No one was seriously hurt in the robberies.

Again, SPD warns people not to get directly involved in a crime in progress.  It says your safety is far more important than trying to stop the thieves.  Instead, they say you can help by remembering what the suspect looks like and even get a vehicle description.  They say being a good witness is the best way you can help them do their job.

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