Robbery Suspects on the Run Spray-Paint Car, Forget to Switch Plates

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Three robbery suspects spray painted a stolen vehicle while attempting to evade police. The long ordeal first started during the early morning hours of Saturday, August 24th.

It’s not as easy to outsmart cops as some crooks might think. Three robbery suspects found that out the hard way.

Their long ordeal first started during the early morning hours of August 24th when the men showed up at a residence in Everett, Washington to steal a pickup truck.

The robbers beat up the truck owner and his friend so badly that they had to be hospitalized.

The driver, 22-year-old Westley C. French, and his two suspected accomplices were successful in stealing the truck and headed towards Canada.

During the journey, the men ditched the truck and stole a green Nissan which had South Dakota license plates on it. 24 hours after the first theft, French was driving the green Nissan when he noticed a deputy and believed he had been caught. Speeding away got the cop’s attention.
A chase ensued. Minutes into the chase, the trooper lost sight of the Nissan. At sunrise that morning however, law enforcement spotted a similar looking vehicle parked near a local high school.
It had been spray painted black, but had the same license plates as the Green Nissan. French was immediately arrested for a slew of different charges and his two accomplices were subsequently charged with first-degree robbery.