Driver crashes truck with stolen items from WA mall: cops


A 27-year-old woman is accused of stealing from a mall in Lynnwood, Washington, on Jan. 11, 2022, police said. Her getaway driver sped off and crashed into another vehicle.

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A getaway driver collided into another vehicle while carrying stolen items from a Washington mall, police said.

The 36-year-old driver was waiting for a woman accused of stealing from a mall, Lynnwood Police Department said in a Facebook post on Jan. 11.

Police were not chasing the driver when he sped off in the truck — which was also stolen — ran through numerous red flights and slammed into a white car, police said.

After the collision, police said both the driver and the 27-year-old woman ran from the scene.

A police dog tracked the woman near the vehicle and arrested her, police said. She faces theft charges.

Police then arrested the driver about an hour later. He faces multiple charges, including a DUI, reckless driving, possession of a stolen vehicle and hit-and-run.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy National Real-Time Reporter covering the state of Washington and the western region. She’s a journalism graduate from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She’s based in Phoenix.

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