Cell phone sale becomes robbery in north Spokane

emergency lightsSpokane Police are asking for the public's assistance finding suspects involved in a robbery Thursday evening. 

Officers say the victim met with a woman at the 6600 block of N. Addison Street to sell a cell phone they had listed for sale online. 

When the victim refused to trade with the woman, they were threatened by one of the two men that accompanied the woman. 

The victim called 911 and one of the men took the phone and punched him multiple times, as the woman held the victim down. 

They took off with the handbag that the victim was carrying. 

Police say the male suspect is described as a black man in his mid 20's with a skinny build and short, brown hair. He was wearing a tan top, basketball shorts, and basketball shoes. 

Police say the female suspect is described as a white woman in her early 20's, approximately 5'6" tall, skinny build, with strawberry blonde hair. She was wearing a grey hoodie. 

Spokane Police set up a perimeter, but weren't able to locate the suspects. 

If you have any information regarding the incident or witnessed the robbery, please call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233. 

Spokane Police would also like to remind the public when doing business online they are free to use the North Spokane Police Precinct as a designated Safe Zone to complete your online transactions.  The North Precinct is located at 5124 N. Market St.  The Safe Zone will be available during the week between 8:30AM and 4:30PM. 

(story and image: KHQ.com)

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