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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Sirens & Gavels

Conman steals elderly homeowner’s wallet

A man conned his way into an elderly Spokane couple home last weekend and stole a wallet, now Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that identify him.

The couple, both in their late 80s, allowed the man into their home in the 8100 block of East Upriver Drive Sunday after he told them he was a window washer, Crime Stoppers announced today.

The culprit grabbed the elderly man's wallet and fled the home.

A witness reported an elderly couple chasing an old red mini-van with a Montana license plate 541770 and said the man was crying. The couple told police the man drove away in a red station wagon with license plates similar to 5147110, unknown state.

"Different combinations of the given license plate numbers do not produce a mini-van," according to a news release.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or submit tips online here.

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