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Thief swipes vehicle off dealership lot in daylight
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Thief swipes vehicle off dealership lot in daylight

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Ottawa County deputies are looking for a man in his thirties who posed as a customer to steal a car off a dealership lot.

Investigators say the suspect arrived at Betten-Baker Auto just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday and began asking questions about a red  two-door 2001 Chevrolet Camaro.  After distracting the salesperson, the thief swiped the Camaro’s keys and drove away.

During their investigation, deputies found the suspect had driven to Coopersville in a Mercedes SUV stolen from another dealership about 165 miles away in Ferndale, MI. 

The stolen vehicle is a Z-28 SS model with the Michigan dealer license plate of 421D28.  That plate was originally on the Mercedes.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT or submit their tip online at www.mosotips.com.

 

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