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Monday, October 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Thieves pretending to need help flag down driver and steal her car in downtown Spokane, police say

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Spokane police say a woman could only watch as a pair of thieves drove away in her car early Wednesday morning after feigning a need for help.

Officer John O’Brien, spokesman for the Spokane Police Department, said the woman got out of her car on the 1500 block of West Third Avenue in downtown Spokane at about 5:30 a.m., only to have a person hop into her vehicle and drive away. Another person, standing by what she thought was an incapacitated car, also sped away.

O’Brien said the two waved her down from the side of the road.

“They just surprised her and took it,” he said.

Police are now looking for the vehicle, described as a gold 2007 Chevy Tahoe with Idaho plates.

No arrests have been made.

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