Spokane police were unable to locate two men after they attempted to steal a Spokane Valley woman's SUV in the 500 block of South Farr Road Thursday morning.
The 64-year-old woman went out to start her vehicle on her way to work when she found two men inside trying to start the SUV using a shaved key. When she confronted them, "one of them pointed a small hand-gun at her told her to get on the ground, she complied," Spokane Valley Police Sergeant Dave Martin said.
Martin says that's exactly what you should do if you find yourself in a situation like this.
"Always do what they tell you to do. You will have the best chance of not getting hurt and it's just property," he said.
After forcing the woman to the ground the two men ran away; the only thing they took was a GPS unit inside the vehicle.
Officers used a K-9 team to track the suspects, but the trail abruptly turned cold somewhere north of 4th Avenue on Farr Road.
"A lot of times you will have a K-9 that appears to be hot on the trail and then at some curbside location it just ends, and generally that's an indicator that there was a car parked nearby," Martin said.