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Habitual thief arrested by Spokane Valley police for the second time in three weeks

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Spokane Valley detectives arrested a prolific thief for the second time in just over three weeks Monday. Phong Quang Do, a nine-time convicted felon, was released from jail on his own recognizance for five charges of theft on June 3. Do was arrested again on June 27 around 3 p.m. and charged with two new counts of second degree retail theft.

Detective Jared Kiehn, investigating additional theft complaints believed to be committed by Do since his release from jail, arrived at the Sears store on North Division Monday afternoon. Detective Kiehn spotted Do outside the store and immediately got in touch with the store's loss prevention officer. The loss prevention officer saw Do grab a silver chain necklace, put it in his shorts pocket and leave the store.

Meanwhile, Det. Kiehn saw Do get onto an STA bus and leave. Kiehn got in touch with a Spokane County Sheriff's deputy who was able to stop the bus and take Do into custody on North Indian Trail Road.. The necklace was found in Do's pocket with the tag still attached. 

Do was also charged with stealing a Dewalt saw from the same Sears store a few days earlier. 

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