Man allegedly robs Spokane Taco Bell, 7/11 at gunpoint

Man allegedly robs Spokane Taco Bell, 7/11 at gunpoint

Man allegedly robs Spokane Taco Bell, 7/11 at gunpoint

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 3:04 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A robbery suspect kept police running all over town Sunday afternoon.

Police were first called to Taco Bell in the 1200 block of North Monroe around 1:30 p.m. for a robbery.

Employees say the suspect, 22-year-old Scott Lindell, pointed a gun through the drive-thru window and demanded money. Lindell drove away when the employee screamed.

Shortly after, officers responded to a second robbery call at the 7/11 in the 1400 block of North Maple. Clerks told police a man demanded money from them at gunpoint and fled in a car.
The suspect and vehicle description from the 7/11 clerks matched the one given by the Taco Bell employees.

The stolen white Mustag Lindell was driving was tracked down to the 600 block of West Sinto, according to police. As officers arrived, they say Lindell ran out of a nearby building and fled in a separate car. Police pursued the suspect as he hopped out of that vehicle and into a nearby home. Police took him into custody on Spofford.

Detectives executed a search warrant at Lindell’s apartment. They say they found the handgun used in the robberies, as well as stolen cash, alcohol, cigarettes and the keys to the stolen Mustang.

Police booked Lindell into Spokane Co. Jail for attemped first-degree robbery of Taco Bell, first-degree robbery of 7/11, second-degree burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stoeln vehicle.

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