A woman left her idling vehicle unattended Wednesday morning, and a man jumped into her car and drove off with it, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
About 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, a woman left her idling SUV unattended in the 7900 block of Box Elder Drive Southwest, Sgt. Carla Carter said
While the woman was away from the vehicle, a man got into the SUV and drove off with it. He later ditched the SUV about a mile from where it was taken, but kept a purse and cell phone that had been in it, Carter said.
Deputies were able to track the suspect while the phone was left on, but it was eventually turned off, Carter said.
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The sheriff’s office does not have a suspect description, she said.