Lynnwood police arrest suspects in shoplifting, hit-and-run near Alderwood Mall

Two shoplifting suspects stole a vehicle a crashed it into another vehicle while fleeing police. (Photos courtesy of the Lynnwood Police Department)

This story was updated on Jan. 12 with additional information about the suspects.

Lynnwood police arrested two shoplifting suspects who were involved in a hit-and-run collision that left one woman with minor injuries.

A police K9 unit was deployed Tuesday night near 184th Street Southwest and 36th Avenue West after two suspects — a man and a woman — allegedly stole from Alderwood Mall.

The suspects fled in a stolen truck and crashed into another vehicle, hitting it on the rear driver’s side. Officers arrested the passenger — a 27-year-old female — shortly after the collision but the driver — a 36-year-old male — fled the scene.

The suspects struck another vehicle on the driver’s side and injured the driver.

Approximately an hour later, police said the driver of the stolen vehicle had been located and taken into custody. He is facing several charges including felony DUI, reckless driving, possession of a stolen vehicle and hit and run. According to police, the female suspect committed the theft while the male driver waited in the mall parking lot. She is facing charges for theft. 

The vehicle that was struck was occupied by one woman, who reportedly sustained minor injuries, according to police spokesperson Joanna Small. 


–By Cody Sexton

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