UPDATE: Bank Robbery and Vehicle Theft Suspect Arrested and Charged
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives developed probable cause through their ongoing investigation and charged the suspect with Robbery 1st Degree (Chase Bank) and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle from April 28, 2023.
Seven-time convicted felon, 28-year-old Raynee D. Moore, was initially arrested on April 28, 2023, for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle with his bond set at $202,500 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner J. Stine. Moore, a convicted felon, prohibited from legally possessing a firearm, has convictions of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Taking a Motor Vehicle without Permission, Residential Burglary, Assault 3rd Degree, and Theft 1st Degree.
On May 23, 2023, Moore had charges of Robbery 1st Degree, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle added to his booking charges.
The investigation indicates that on April 28, 2023, a Spokane Valley Motorcycle Traffic Deputy Carrillo observed a Honda CRV recklessly traveling north on Sullivan Road. The driver, later identified as the suspect 28-year-old Raynee D. Moore, was wearing dark sunglass, and his face was covered with a gray hoodie cinched down over his head. Deputy Carrillo noted Moore was running red lights, speeding, and appeared to be “running from something”. Due to the heavy traffic and extreme risk, Deputy Carrillo was unable to catch the recklessly fleeing vehicle.
Minutes later, a call was received by an employee of Chase Bank located inside Fred Meyer, 15609 E. Sprague, reporting a male just robbed the bank branch. The initial suspect description was a male, approximately 5’08”-5’10” tall, slim build, wearing jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.
As Deputies responded to the bank robbery and looked for the possibly connected reckless vehicle, witnesses reported a small dark SUV driving recklessly near the Spokane Valley Mall. Deputy Johnson located the SUV abandoned at Mirabeau Point Park, where Deputy Carrillo responded and confirmed it was the vehicle he observed fleeing North on Sullivan. They also learned the Honda was reported stolen on April 7, 2023, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Deputies established a perimeter and conducted a search with the assistance of a K9 and a UAS (unmanned aerial system), but due to the number of uninvolved people in the area, Moore was not located.
On April 28, 2023, at approximately 4:55 pm, two victims reported a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado truck was stolen from the 11500 block of E. Coyote Rock Drive by an unknown suspect, and a bicycle was left lying in the driveway. The victims worked with Deputy D. Bruner to track the stolen vehicle in real-time using GPS. Deputy Bruner coordinated with responding Deputies and Detectives, leading them to the stolen truck’s exact location. Then, Deputy Brunner had OnStar shut the vehicle down, causing it to a stop near N. South Riverton Avenue and E. Mission Avenue, and Moore fled on foot to the west, across the bridge.
Witnesses pointed arriving Deputies in Moore’s direction, and K9 Deputy Overbay, his partner K9 Bo, Deputy S. Vincent, and Deputy Vicini gave chase. After a short foot pursuit, Moore surrendered and was taken into custody. Major Crimes Detective N. Bohanek, who also assisted in locating the vehicle prior to Moore fleeing on foot, cleared the stolen truck and began processing it for evidence, locating a Savage Arms 20-gauge shotgun. Moore was also found to be in possession of cash, similar to the amount stolen during the Chase Bank robbery.
Moore was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. His bond was later set at $202,500 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner J. Stine.
On May 23, 2023, through the subsequent investigation by Major Crimes Detectives, assisted by Investigations Crime Analysts and Forensic Technicians, Major Crimes Detective D. Meyer gained evidence and information that connected all these incidents and determined probable cause existed to charge Moore with Robbery 1st Degree (Chase Bank) and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (Honda CRV stolen from Idaho and used in the commission of the bank robbery). Moore remains in jail, and his bond was increased $15,000 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner N. Swennumson due to these new charges. His total bond is now set at $217,500.
Original Release sent on April 28, 2023:
Deputies Search for Reckless Driver of a Stolen Vehicle and a Bank Robbery Suspect. It is Possible but Not Confirmed if the Incidents are Related
Spokane Valley Deputies searched the area of E. Mirabeau Parkway and E. Pinecroft Way for a reckless driver of a stolen vehicle, but the driver was not located. The SUV was observed by a Traffic Deputy minute before a bank robbery was reported in the same area. Major Crime Detectives are responding to assist with the investigation.
On April 28, 2023, at approximately 2:35 pm, a Spokane Valley Motorcycle Traffic Unit observed a Honda CRV recklessly traveling north on Sullivan Road. The Deputy observed a driver wearing a mask and dark sunglass that covered their face with a gray hoodie over their head. The Deputy noted the driver was running red lights, speeding, and appeared to be “running from something”.
The Deputy tried to catch up to the vehicle but could not due to traffic congestion, and he did not pursue it because of the extreme risk on a motorcycle in heavy traffic and reckless driving is not an approved crime under Washington State law when a pursuit is authorized.
At approximately 2:38 pm, a call was received by an employee of Chase Bank located inside Fred Meyer, 15609 E. Sprague, reporting a male just robbed the bank branch. The initial description provided was a male, approximately 5’08”-5’10” tall, slim build, wearing jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Minutes later, Deputies located an unoccupied black 2018 Honda CRV near the Centennial Trail on E. Mirabeau Parkway. Upon further investigation, they learned the SUV had been report as stolen.
Deputies established a perimeter and conducted a search with the assistance of a K9 and a UAS (unmanned aerial system), but due to the number of uninvolved people in the area, the driver was not located.
At this time, it has not been confirmed that the reckless stolen vehicle is connected to the bank robbery; however, due to the very close timeframe and similar descriptions of the driver and the bank robbery suspect, it is possible.
This remains an active investigation.
Anyone with information regarding either one of these incidents or who can help identify the driver of the car or the robbery suspect is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10059628.