EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSOne Of Two Stolen Luxury Vehicles Spotted Traveling On Turnpike
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron
Reported: Jul. 2, 2013 12:33 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 3, 2013 9:50 AM EDT
South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Charleston police said one of the two vehicles stolen from Smith Motor Company was spotted traveling south on the West Virginia Turnpike heading toward Beckley.
At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, the 2013 white Land Rover sport utility vehicle was traveling south on the Turnpike. The car was bearing the stolen West Virginia registration plate, 2CL 625. The West Virginia Turnpike toll booth captured still images of a white male driving the Land Rover.
The images obtained are from the Pax toll booth. The suspect traveled through all three tolls.
Based on our investigation, we believe that the suspect driving the Land Rover purchased gas for the vehicle locally before traveling south on the West Virginia Turnpike.
If anyone has any information please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.
Charleston police released descriptions of two men who they said stole a Jaguar and a Land Rover from Smith Company Motors.
Surveillance video shows a black male entering the showroom of the dealership about 6 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department. The black male noticed that employees were busy with other customers. He located the vehicle keyboard and took the keys of the stolen vehicles.
At 8 p.m., video surveillance shows a white male putting a license plate on the stolen Land Rover. Video surveillance shows the stolen vehicles exiting the sales lot about 12 minutes later.
One of the suspects is described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has a tattoo on his left forearm. The other suspect is a white male, 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a tan hat, blue jeans and a black shirt.
The vehicles were a white 2013 Jaguar XJ sedan and a white 2013 Land Rover sport utility vehicle There also were two West Virginia license plates stolen from the lot. Police believe registration plate 2CL 625 was put on the Land Rover and 9TB 965 was placed on the Jaguar.
Police need your help to find two men they said broke into a South Charleston dealership and took off with two luxury vehicles.
The thefts happened at Smith Motor Company along Corrdor G Monday night after closing time, Charleston Police Sgt. Tony Hazlett said.
Police are looking for one white and one black male in connection with the thefts.
Police said the two men were able to get keys to the dealership showroom, then stole a luxury SUV and car. Eyewitness News has learned the thefts were caught on surveillance video. Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.
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