Two Cars Stolen Last Week, But Crimes Unrelated

January 20, 2010

Two residents in West University Place were back-to-back victims of auto theft last week, but police doubt the crimes were related. Both vehicles were stolen overnight on Jan. 14.

“It’s unusual to have two right next to each other be related,” said West U. Lt. Charlie Deily. “Not unless you’re looking at an organized group, and you don’t see that too often.”

Around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, a resident called police to the 3700 block of Georgetown Street to report that his Ford truck was missing. Just over one hour later, a second resident in the 3500 block of Plumb Street called police to report that his Chevrolet Tahoe was missing.

One of the stolen vehicles had OnStar, but when police contacted the service, it was unable to make contact with the vehicle, said West U. Det. David McCurry.

Deily said he expects the vehicles to show up within the next couple days, but items may be missing and the vehicles may be damaged.

“They just joyride in it,” he said. “We usually get them back. They take stuff out of them, but usually we get them back.”

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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