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Used car dealership offering $5K reward in hopes of finding thieves

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is still looking for the person, or people, who broke into a car dealership in Spokane Valley on April 5th and stole two vehicles, but also made off with something much more valuable. The theft happened at the New Deal Used Car lot on N. Greenacres Road.

General Manager Ryan Evans says he thinks the thieves were specifically targeting one vehicle, but when they saw a safe the size of a vending machine, they changed their plan.

What was in the safe is basically useless to the thieves, but worth everything to the dealership. Inside the safe were the keys and titles for all 109 vehicles in the lot.

Evans says that's a problem because a car can't be sold without a title.

The dealership has put up a reward of $5,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this theft. 

Evans says some of the titles have been replaced, but it’s a long process, especially for out-of-state vehicles. Evans says their salespersons and venders are all out of work until they can get back on their feet.   

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