Woman allegedly tries to steal 5 cars in 1 day

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. —  Jefferson County Sheriff’s officials tell News 4 they arrested a female car thief twice in one day for stealing or attempting to steal five vehicles in one day.

Investigators say the woman stole a 1995 Chevy Suburban in the Arnold area on September 13 and then abandoned it in front of a home on Pearl Drive. A short time later a deputy spotted a woman matching the description of the thief provided by the SUV owner and arrested her.

After the suspected car thief was booked into the jail on suspicion of car theft, she was released pending application of warrants. After leaving the jail, sheriff’s officials say the woman stole a pickup and drove to the 7000 block of Old Highway 21. At that location they say she abandoned the pickup and stole a Ford Focus.

Investigators tell News 4 the woman drove the Ford Focus to the 8400 block of Old Highway 21 and attempted to steal a GMC Yukon and a Chevy Suburban owned by her daughter.

When the Suburban wouldn’t start, authorities say the woman got out and walked away. She was spotted by a Highway Patrolman who was helping sheriff’s officials investigate the vehicle thefts, and arrested for the second time that day.