On July 7, 2016, Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives recommended two additional 1st Degree Robbery charges for 44-year-old Jeremy D. John.
John was already being held in the Spokane County Jail for a Robbery 1st Degree charge stemming from the armed robbery of the Spokane Teachers Credit Union on June 30, 2016 in Spokane Valley in addition to a Washington State Department of Corrections warrant.
During an interview, John confessed to the STCU robbery as well the Chase Bank (822 W. Francis) robbery on June 14, 2016, and the attempted robbery of Banner Bank (508 W. 3rd Avenue) on June 1, 2016.
John is a 3-time convicted felon, two convictions for 1st Degree Robbery (2009 & 2010) and one for Burglary.
Spokane Valley and Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives will continue working with Spokane Police Department Detectives as they investigate these cases.
Original Release from 07/01/16:
Armed Robbery at Spokane Valley Credit Union
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are still searching for the suspect who robbed the Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU) located at 13211 East 32nd Avenue in Spokane Valley on June 30, 2016.
Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the South Valley Branch of STCU after an armed male suspect entered the branch just before 1:40 p.m., jumped the counter, and demanded money. During the robbery, a citizen inside the bank drew a concealed handgun he was legally carrying and fired at the suspect. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was last seen running northbound from STCU.
Spokane Valley Deputies arrived on scene within minutes and quickly established a perimeter. Two K9 Units (K9 Gunner & K9 Khan), Air 1 and several deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Major Crimes Detectives and Spokane Valley Forensics Unit Specialists were called to the scene to continue the investigation. Detectives believe the suspect was shot due to the amount of blood located at the scene and from witness statements.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’08”-5’10”, 160 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt with red writing (Washington State University) on the front. He was also wearing black gloves, black pants with white stripping on the side, a light colored boonie style hat and a blue bandana covering his face.
The citizen who fired his weapon was advised of his rights and sought the advice of legal counsel. He, with the assistance of his lawyer, spoke with investigators at the scene.
None of the STCU employees or citizens were injured during this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or can help investigators identify this suspect is urged to call 911.