Crime Stoppers to finally pay robbery tipster

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by WHITNEY WARD & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 17 at 8:00 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- A Spokane man who says Crime Stoppers didn’t pay him for helping put four robbery suspects behind bars will soon get that reward money.

WATCH: Robbery tipster claims Crime Stoppers did not pay $1,000 reward


“I didn't even learn from our law enforcement partners that information was received and was useful in solving the case until quite a bit of time had passed,” said a representative from Crime Stoppers who wanted to remain anonymous.

Board members have authorized payment for the anonymous tipster who helped identify four pharmacy robbery suspects.

The tipster told KREM 2 News he saw the suspects in a hotel room getting ready to sell nearly $20,000 worth of stolen pills. Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward to help catch the culprits. The man told KREM 2 News he had a major hand in the investigation, but still had not received his reward money.

KREM 2 News learned the man was not the only one who helped police in the case, which means he will have to share the Crime Stoppers reward.

The tipster said he is just happy to put the issue behind him.

“Finally, just peace, to get it past me,” the man said. “It's something that's done, over with. Don't have to worry about it.”
   
Meanwhile, police turned the robbery case over to the prosecutor. The suspects face a combined 25 criminal charges.
 

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