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Suspect identified and arrested after Banner Bank robbery in Spokane Valley

The suspect was identified after he was pulled over in the vehicle that was used during the robbery.
Credit: KREM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash — Authorities identified 39-year-old Shaun Murrell as the suspect in the Banner Bank robbery.

The Spokane Valley Police Department said an officer located the white Chevrolet truck that was used as a getaway car during the robbery. When officers talked to the driver, they found out that his driving privileges were suspended in Idaho and Washington. 

Murrell was arrested for driving while suspended and booked in the Spokane County Jail. 

According to officers, after the truck was searched as evidence in the robbery, the detectives charged Murrell with robbery in the first degree.

Spokane Valley deputies responded at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday to a holdup alarm at Banner Bank on E. Sprague Avenue. Dispatchers told deputies during that time that an employee confirmed a bank robbery, according to Corporal Mark Gregory with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

This investigation remains open as detectives believe a second suspect assisted Murrell during the robbery of Banner Bank.

None of the bank employees or customers were injured during the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and reference No. 10048982.