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Bank customer shoots robber, prevents bank robbery in Spokane

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SPOKANE, WA - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man who they suspect was wounded after robbing a credit union last week.
    
The sheriff's office says 44-year-old Jeremy John was arrested Tuesday night at a local hotel.
    
The sheriff's office says they believe John was the man who was shot and wounded by a bystander after the STCU Credit Union in the Spokane Valley was robbed last Thursday. The robber fled the scene after apparently being shot.
    
The Spokesman-Review says John is being treated at a local hospital for injuries to his right arm and hip. Sheriff's deputies, working with the Spokane Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, traced John to the hotel.

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SPOKANE, WA - Spokane County sheriff's deputies are searching for a bank robber who witnesses say was shot by a customer during an attempted heist of a credit union in the Spokane Valley.

The attempted robbery occurred at a Spokane Teachers Credit Union branch Thursday afternoon in the Spokane Valley.

Sheriff's spokesman Mark Gregory says witnesses told officers that a customer shot the robber in the upper chest or shoulder ,and the robber fled.

Gregory says blood was found at the scene.

Deputies searched the area with dogs and a helicopter, but have yet to locate the robber.

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