Man arrested after allegedly robbing tanning salon in north Spokane

<p><p>Police arrested a 34-year-old man shortly after he allegedly robbed a tanning salon Thursday night in north Spokane.</p></p><p><p>Officers responded to the robbery call shortly before 8 p.m. at Palm Beach Tan, 4805 N. Division St., across the street from NorthTown Mall, Spokane police spokesperson Julie Humphreys said.</p></p><p><p>She said an employee told police that two men entered the business and passed her a note asking for cash. The employee reportedly complied and the men left the store. Humphreys said a small amount of cash was stolen.</p></p><p><p>Officers and K-9 units found the two men nearby shortly after the alleged robbery.</p></p><p><p>One of them, Christopher F. Cork, was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of first-degree commercial robbery and second-degree burglary. Humphreys said Cork had two outstanding warrants as well.</p></p><p><p>The other man police located was not arrested as of late Friday afternoon.</p></p><p><p>Cork made his first appearance in court Friday and is scheduled for an arraignment Jan. 18 in Spokane County Superior Court. His bond was set at $15,000 for the robbery charge and $5,000 for the burglary charge, according to the Spokane County jail roster.</p></p>