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Neighbors tip-off police to suspect's location

















(The driver was quickly arrested after bailing out of the stolen car in
West Central)


SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested two suspects Thursday morning after the pair bailed out of a stolen car and attempted to run from officers on foot.

Around 11:15 a.m., an officer patrolling near Northwest Blvd. and Maple spotted a red Acura Integra that had been reported stolen earlier in the morning.

Police caught up with the car in West Central Spokane and that's when the two suspects inside jumped out and fled on foot. The driver did not make it very far before being arrested and the passenger was caught a little later thanks, in part, to tips given by residents and a K9 unit.

Police say the license plate on the stolen car had been changed but they were able to identify the vehicle by its VIN.

The owner was notified and as of noon Thursday was on his way to recover his car.

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