Two men were arrested Tuesday, suspected of possession of stolen property, thanks to an alert Aberdeen Police sergeant.
The sergeant was sitting in an unmarked vehicle Tuesday afternoon talking on his cellphone when he noticed a man standing near two similar Honda Accords in the Olympic Gateway Mall, according to Aberdeen Police Capt. John Green. The man seemed to be looking at the license plates on the vehicles, according to the sergeant, then began to scan the parking lot. He was joined by another man in a red, hooded sweatshirt, who reportedly removed a license plate from one of the cars.
The two men, a 34-year-old from Tacoma and a 31-year-old Shelton man, then began to drive away in one of the Accords, prompting the sergeant to stop the vehicle, Green said.
The car the two men were in had been reported stolen from Tumwater on Monday, the sergeant discovered. The two men were then arrested and booked into the Aberdeen Jail.
Aberdeen detectives have applied for a search warrant for the vehicle, and the investigation is continuing, Green said Wednesday.Aberdeen Daily World