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Car Thief Hitches Short Ride, Then Steals Car

February 07, 2018 - 5:44 pm

UNION, Mo. (KMOX) - A woman waiting in her car at the intersection of Highway 50 and Old Highway 50 in Union about 12:30 p.m. Monday tells police a man just jumped into the passenger side of her vehicle and motioned for her to drive.

Police say she did, but when she got to a stop sign, the suspect got out.

Because the man left the car door open, investigators say the woman got out to close the door, and that's when the suspect jumped into the driver's seat and drove off.  

The suspect is described as a white man, tall and thin, with short brown hair, believed to be in his 20s.

The vehicle is a white 2004 Mazda minivan with Missouri license 1CG75.