Woman assaulted in Walmart parking lot, reward offered

Woman assaulted in Walmart parking lot, reward offered
Spokane Valley police say this truck was used as the getaway car.

According to Spokane Valley police, an officer responded to a robbery at the Walmart on the 5000 block of East Sprague Avenue around 1 a.m. on Feb. 1. A woman told the officer she was putting items that she had just bought into her car when she was hit on the back.

The woman told the officer a man then pushed her driver’s side door against her and grabbed her purse off of her shoulder. The woman said she tried to chase the man to get her purse back, but he jumped into the passenger side of a truck. The truck sped off.

The woman said the truck was dark with a light-colored pinstripe down the side. She also said the man who grabbed her purse was white and in his 20s to early 30s. She said he was about six feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds. He was clean shaven, wearing a dark hat and dark clothing.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robber. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS,