SPOKANE VALLEY-- Police are investigating a carjacking that occurred Monday around 2:30p p.m. outside of the Spokane Valley Wal-Mart.
Spokane Valley Deputiessay they responded to the WalMart near 15700 East Broadway for a robbery call. At about 2:00 p.m. WalMart security called Crime Check to report a male subject stealing items from inside the store.
Prior to deputies arriving on scene WalMart security contacted the suspect at the front entrance as he was attempting to leave the store with a Blue Ray device he did not pay for. The suspect pulled out a knife and swung it at the security guard.
The suspect ran through the WalMart parking lot and got into an occupied, white 2001 Dodge Intrepid. A husband and wife were sitting in their vehicle while their daughter was purchasing groceries in the store. The husband was sitting in the front passenger seat and his wife was sitting in the rear seat.
The suspect drove across curbing in the parking lot and drove away from the store with the husband and wife still inside the vehicle. A short time later the suspect allowed the husband and wife to exit the vehicle near the area of Barker and Indiana.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid twenties. He is approximately 5'7", blond hair, medium build and was last seen wearing baggy blue jeans and a black "puffy" vest and shirt. The vehicle license plate is Washington 172XTI. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call crime check at 509-456-2233.