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UPDATE: Stolen car returned to Gonzaga Prep student; thief remains at large

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SPOKANE, Wash.- Last Thursday a Gonzaga Prep had her car stolen from the East Central Community Center. Madeline Antcliff had been volunteering at the community center as part of her graduation requirements. She says that last Thursday a woman came into the center and stole her purse. 

That woman is seen on surveillance camera looking around, then heading to Antcliff's purse and tucking it under her arm. Antcliff believes the woman then went out into the parking lot, found the keys in her purse, and used the car's remote lock system to find her car.

She didn't expect to see her 2006 Subaru Outback again, but then, Wednesday night Antcliff got good news. After our report about the theft aired this week, her car was found in north Spokane, in the 3900 block of East Bridgeport Avenue. And almost as good as being found, the car was immaculately clean! She believes the thieves were planning to sell it, and is not sure why they ditched it. Unfortunately, Antcliff had a lot of stuff inside the car that was missing, and will probably never be found.

Although she has her car back, Antcliff says she still wants to find the person who took it. Spokane Police say the investigation continues and that they do have some tips to follow up on.

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