Woman injured trying to stop car thief - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Woman injured trying to stop car thief

SPOKANE, Wash. - A suspected car thief is in jail after leading police on a short high speed chase in North Spokane Sunday morning.

Police say the incident initially started just before 5:00 a.m. in the neighborhood of Morton and Lacrosse, when the owner of the car left the engine running and went back inside her house to get something.  The woman told police when she returned to her car there was a man sitting in the driver seat.  The woman tried to open the passenger side door and the accused car thief put the car in reverse and hit the accelerator dragging the woman a few feet before speeding away.  The owner of the vehicle received minor injuries.

Just after 9:00 a.m. Spokane Police Sgt. Sean Nemec spotted the car in North Spokane and attempted to pull it over.  The driver failed to comply and a short high speed pursuit ensued.  The chase ended when the suspect hit a curb near the Bluz at Bend at Market St. and Illinois Ave.  The suspect ran from the vehicle and was apprehended a short time later about four blocks away near the intersection of Regal St. and Jackson Ave.

The male suspect was booked into the Spokane County Jail on one count of first degree robbery.

 

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