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Car stolen out of Cranston recovered in East Providence

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By Chris Sheppard


EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A 30 year-old woman faces felony charges after police stopped her at a Shell gas station and discovered the car she was driving was stolen out of a neighboring city.

Police say around 1:20 a.m., a patrolman saw a 1993 Honda Accord veer down Waterman Avenue and make a quick right turn in an attempt to elude the police.

The woman pulled into a Shell gas station at 2200 Pawtucket Avenue. Police say she got out of the car and went inside. By the time she came out, police had determined that the car was stolen and placed her in handcuffs.

Police say there were two men also in the car, one of whom was the driver's boyfriend. He was not arrested, but the third passenger was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant.

Police later determined that the car was stolen out of Cranston on April 12, when a man left his car to get a cup of coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts on Cranston Street. He left the engine running, and when he came back his car was gone.

The female driver now faces a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle.

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