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Spokane car lot thief arrested

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

After capturing the same thief for months on his security footage breaking into cars in his automotive lot, Jesse Chaney can finally breathe a sigh of relief knowing the perpetrator has been caught. 

"I feel pretty good," says Chaney.  "I finally feel justice is being served."

Spokane Police had been working with Chaney to try and catch the suspect.  When KHQ first aired the story we blurred out the suspect's face in surveillance videos and photos at the request of officers.  They said they didn't want to tip the suspect off. 

According to court documents at about 6:20 Monday night officers approached a man who they believed to be the suspect.  They matched him to the pictures they had received from Chaney.  The suspect identified himself as Dustin Arlt.    

While officers were speaking to Arlt he admitted to a completely separate burglary, then admitted to burglarizing Chaney's Automotive at least three separate times. 

Arlt was then arrested. 

Chaney says even though the suspect has finally been caught he's not going to let his guard down. 

"As you can tell he really doesn't care," says Chaney.  "The question is, is he gonna come back?"  He says he plans to add extra cameras around his property. 

Arlt made his first appearance in court Tuesday.   He's facing a second degree burglary charge and his bond was set at $50,000 dollars.

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