The two suspects are accused of stealing vehicles from Tukwila and Auburn dealerships.
KING COUNTY, Washington – Soldiers from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) believe that an apparently pregnant man and woman stole two vehicles from dealers in King County during a test drive.
In two separate incidents in Tukwila and Auburn about a month apart, WSP said an allegedly armed man and an apparently pregnant woman stole the vehicles using similar tactics.
The soldiers said that on September 13, the man and woman entered an Auburn dealership and asked for a test drive.
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During the test drive, the woman, who appears to be pregnant in surveillance footage, pretended to be nauseous and asked the dealership employee who was driving the vehicle to stop, according to WSP.
When stopped near National Roads 167 and 18, the suspect punched the employee in the face. The woman then sprayed pepper on the employee before suspects ordered him to get out of the vehicle, threatening him to have a gun and use it if he didn’t get out, according to a WSP statement.
A similar previous armed robbery took place in Tukwila in August. The two suspects also appear to have arrived at the Auburn dealership in the vehicle stolen in the previous incident.
The last vehicle the two are accused of stealing is a 2014 Honda Accord with a temporary tag on the rear window and an Arizona license plate on the front dashboard.
Anyone with information on the location of suspects or stolen vehicles is urged to contact WSP Detective Ruth Medeiros at [email protected] or 425-401-7719.
Anyone who sees the suspects or the stolen vehicles should call 911.