Moses Lake police officers interrupt robbery in progress as two men try to steal car

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Moses Lake police officers interrupted a robbery in progress Friday when they came across a woman trying to stop two men from stealing her car, dragging her behind the car in the street.

The officers were driving down West Marina Drive when they came across a woman getting dragged down the street while attempting to stop a car from leaving. They deduced that the car was being stolen and turned on their patrol lights just as the woman fell off the car to the ground.

The car stopped and the passenger attempted to get out. When approached, he took what police described as an "aggressive stance" prompting officers to tackle him and take him into custody. The man was later booked on an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant.

The driver of the car tried to flee, driving to Commerce Street where he then ditched the car and went into a nearby business. Police took him into custody with the help of employees and a 40mm tear gas projectile. He was booked into Grant County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery involving domestic violence, felony eluding and an outstanding felony warrant.

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