Woman Steals Car From Vientiane Dealership After Test Drive

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Woman steals secondhand car from dealership
Police photograph the woman with the stolen vehicle (Photo: Security News).

A Vientiane woman has been arrested for stealing a second-hand car after taking it for a test drive and fleeing the scene.

According to a report by Vientiane Security News, police in Vientiane Capital have detained a woman who took a vehicle for a test drive and failed to return it.

The incident occurred on Wednesday in Dongthong Village, Sikhottabong District of Vientiane Capital.

The 31-year-old suspect, identified as Ms. Sengchan, who resides in Nasiew Village, Naxaythong District, was arrested on the day of the incident.

Authorities in Sikhottabong District say police were called to the scene where they spoke with the victim before following up and detaining the offender.

The woman walked into a used auto dealership, ostensibly to purchase a Toyota Camry, requesting to test drive the vehicle before fleeing, according to police.

“We handed the woman the keys for a test drive as she seemed trustworthy,” a representative of the dealership told police.

Authorities have recovered the vehicle and returned it to the dealership, while the woman has been placed in a quarantine center for 14 days before legal proceedings continue.


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