Lacey police were dispatched to the Fred Meyer parking lot about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, after the woman confronted three individuals who were getting out of her stolen van, Lacey Police Cmdr. Jim Mack said. The woman had reported the van stolen from the Red Wind Casino parking lot on Sunday, Lacey Police Lt. Phil Comstock said.
Three people exited the stolen van and had a verbal confrontation with the woman, but fled when Lacey police arrived, Mack said. A K-9 unit and several officers were dispatched to track and locate the suspects.
A Lacey plainclothes officer apprehended one female suspect after she ran through the Fred Meyer store, and then tried to exit, Mack said. A second suspect was located hiding in some bushes near the Columbia Bank on Golf Course Road, he added.
A third suspect who fled the car is still at large, Mack said Thursday afternoon.
Mack said Thursday the two suspects are being detained and questioned at the Lacey Police Department.
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