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Two Woman Are In Custody After They Stole Five Cars In One Day

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 YAKIMA, WA.- Car thefts in Yakima have been on the increase in recent months.

On Wednesday, police arrested two suspects who managed to steal five cars in one day.

Police have two women in custody after an employee at the Fred Meyer on 40th Avenue in Yakima realized the women were using stolen credit cards.

Police came to the store and arrested Elisha King and Becky Lundon after they found stolen credit cards on them and a stolen Honda Accord in the parking lot.

The stolen vehicle led police back to four other cars the women had stolen from Moxee and the Yakima area.

Police told us that while they did catch two known car thieves, the issue is still a problem in the area.

“You figure somebody that's stealing four or five or six cars a day when they get locked up that's a huge decrease in crime and that's essentially what we have here, unfortunately they aren't the only ones we have plenty more out there,” YPD Captain Jeff Schneider, told KNDO. 

According to police, Honda Accords like the ones stolen are the most popular among thieves in the area.

Both women were booked into the Yakima county jail. King faces five counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and Lundon will face charges of identity theft.

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