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Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 8:08 a.m.

Suspects in Everett case overlook key getaway detail

NOOKSACK -- A group of fleeing robbery suspects was ahead of pursuing officers when they decided to paint their getaway car a new color, but they forgot to change the license plate on the vehicle.

The Bellingham Herald reports the alleged driver, 22-year-old Westley C. French, outran the law for five more hours this past weekend.

French and his alleged accomplices used those fleeting moments of freedom to give his green Nissan 240 SX a new coat of black spray paint. But they neglected to swap out the car's South Dakota plates when border agents found the car and the suspects outside of Nooksack Valley High School.

Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell says the suspects were wanted for beating two men during a car robbery.


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