Elderly man attempts to chase down wallet thief - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Elderly man attempts to chase down wallet thief

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man in his late 80s was crying as he attempted to chase down the man who had just stolen his wallet, according to a witness who called Crime Check.

Last Sunday, the man and his wife allowed the thief into their home after he told the couple he was a window washer.

Once inside their home in the 8100 block of E. Upriver Dr., the man, instead of 'counting windows' like he said, grabbed the homeowner's wallet and ran from the home.

The couple chased the man who drove off in what they described as a red station wagon with license plates similar to 5147110 of an unknown state.

Minutes later, a passerby called Crime Check and reported an elderly couple chasing an old red mini-van with a Montana license plate 541770. He told the operator the elderly man was crying.

The couple described the suspect as a 50 to 60-year-old white male who was about 6'01" tall. He had gray hair that was receding, a thin build and gray eyes.

Police ran different combinations of the license plate numbers given but none came back as belonging to a mini-van.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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