Monday, February 9, 2009

Spokane Police Catch Suspects in Payday Loan Store Robberies

Couple also accused in pharmacy robberies

Two people accused of robbing multiple payday loan stores and pharmacies in Spokane, Wash., are now in police custody.  Zachary Tyler Allen, 19, and Kimberly Ann Norman, 20, were arrested yesterday after a month long crime spree.

Police believe the two are responsible for two robberies at the same pharmacy Jan. 8 and Jan. 11. The two are also accused in several payday loan store robberies in Spokane. The most recent robbery was another pharmacy that was hit Feb. 5.

Details on payday loan store robberies

The first Spokane payday loan store robbery took place Jan. 14, when the robber held up a Check and Go store. Jan. 20 a Check into Cash location was robbed. The same Check into Cash location was robbed yet again Jan. 29 within hours of another robbery at another Check into Cash store. After the Check into Cash stores beefed up security, employees and police believe the same man attempted another robbery at the same store he had already robbed twice.

In each robbery, one suspect was identified. The man in each case was a white man with a gun wearing a black ski mask, about 5′6″. Details on how the female suspect was involved in the robberies have not been released.

Nationwide robberies

Police in Wichita, Kan., are still seeking the man who robbed an EZ Pay payday loan store last week. The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5′10″, about 130 pounds. ... click here to read the rest of the article titled "Spokane Police Catch Suspects in Payday Loan Store Robberies"

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