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Collector war Jeep stolen from north Spokane home

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Since 1975 Gary Heidal has been the proud owner of his 1951 Korean War era Jeep. Police are investigating the theft and ask that you call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 Since 1975 Gary Heidal has been the proud owner of his 1951 Korean War era Jeep. Police are investigating the theft and ask that you call Crime Check at 509-456-2233
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Since 1975 Gary Heidal has been the proud owner of his 1951 Korean War era Jeep. Heidal is a Vietnam war veteran himself and served more than 20 years in the Air force. He and his family had the jeep parked in their back driveway near Alberta and Glass Avenue in Spokane Monday night and on Tuesday morning the family noticed it was stolen. Gary says he had the steering wheel padlocked and chained to the seat and believes someone cut the lock.

The Jeep was used for many family hunting trips and Heidal had been working off and on to restore it. Both Gary and his wife Patricia are now in their 70's. 

"Oh I would want to knock them in the head," Patricia jokingly told KHQ when asked what she would want to do to the thief or thieves.

Gary on the other hand said he would wish them a "good day only after they brought it back." 

The couple says there are a lot of memories in that Jeep and they just want it returned. 

Police are investigating the theft and ask that you call Crime Check at 509-456-2233

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