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Yakima police arrest man who allegedly stole car from dealership

Car theft arrest

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima police arrested a man for allegedly stealing a car from a car dealership early Monday morning.

Security cameras show the 30-year-old suspect walking around the Auto Shoppers Yakima car dealership at 311 S. First St. for about three hours, police said. 

Then around 4 a.m., police say he smashed a window at the business to get inside the building and swiped a set of keys along with some other items. He drove away from the scene and came back later that morning.

Employees at the dealership chased after the suspect but were unable to catch him.

Officers began to search the area and roughly around 11:30 a.m., police said they located the suspect near the intersection of E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and N. Third St.

Roughly half a dozen patrol cars surrounded the suspect before taking him into custody. He's facing possible charges of second-degree burglary, theft of a motorcycle, possession of a stolen vehicle, third-degree possession of stolen property and driving with a suspended license. 

The suspect was taken to the Yakima County Jail for booking. His name has not been released.

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