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Police Doubt Carjacking Tale

Two Spokane women told police their car was stolen Wednesday night by a knife-wielding woman and a man with a handgun.

Detectives are investigating the case but are suspicious of the women’s story because it has changed several times, said Dick Cottam, police spokesman.

The carjacking reportedly took place about 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth and Stevens, Cottam said.

The women told police they picked up the man and woman somewhere in Spokane and gave them a ride downtown. Details of where they picked up the couple and the route they took aren’t clear, Cottam said.

Once downtown, the passengers pulled out their weapons, and the two women fled the car - a gray 1987 Buick Skylark with Washington license plate number 666-FGC.

The suspects then drove off in the four-door Buick, taking one of the alleged victim’s purses, Cottam said.

The women described their assailants as a thin black man in his 20s, about 5-foot-7, and a slender black woman in her 30s, about 5-foot-5.

, DataTimes

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