A Washington man is behind bars after his getaway truck was stolen while he robbed a store, according to police.
NBC 10 reports that 42-year-old William Kelley contacted the Kennewick Police Department to report his Chevrolet pickup truck on Sunday. He reportedly claimed he left his keys in the front seat of the truck while he left to find a restroom.
As authorities looked through security footage from a parking lot off of the 500 block of E Bruneau in Kennewick, they noticed a man ride by the truck on a bicycle. Police said the man stopped by the truck, threw his bicycle in the bed of the vehicle, then got in inside and drove away.
On 8-25-2019 at about 6:00AM, KPD responded to the area of the 500 block of E Bruneau for an auto theft that had just occurred. The owner of the vehicle, William Kelley, was reporting that someone just stole his red 1992 Chevy pickup with maroon canopy, WA license B96531X. He had left his keys on the seat. A male riding a 10-speed rode by and discovered the keys and then threw his back bike in the bed of the truck and fled. Video was obtained of the incident and a new fact was discovered. Kelley was at the location because he was stealing items from a business across the street. Kelley was booked into the jail in the AM hours on a warrant and subsequently a new charge of Burglary was added. Kelley's vehicle has still not been located. Any assistance with locating the truck or the identify the car thief, please call KPD reference case number 19-33651.
Posted by Kennewick Police Department on Sunday, August 25, 2019
Police said that Kelley, however, didn’t go to a restroom. Instead, he allegedly walked inside a store across the street and stole items at around 6 a.m.
Kelley, who was wanted on an unrelated outstanding warrant, was arrested and charged with burglary.
Meanwhile, Kelley’s truck is still missing. Anyone with any information about the truck is urged to contact KPD at 509-628-0333, with reference case number 19-33651.
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