July 25, 2013 13:45The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying a man involved in selling a stolen car.
On October 10, 2012, North Precinct officers took the report of a stolen 2005 Scion from a victim residing in the 2000 block of Northeast 27th Avenue. The vehicle, which was locked and parked on the street, was stolen between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on October 9 and 10:00 a.m. on October 10.
On October 16, 2012, East Precinct officers took a report from two Vancouver, Washington residents who purchased the stolen Scion from a man in the afternoon of October 10, the same day the car was reported stolen. The purchasers responded to an ad on Craigslist and met the suspect at the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center to complete the transaction.
The purchasers gave the suspect $5,800 cash and received the key and a title to the vehicle. When the purchasers tried to register the vehicle, they learned that the title was fraudulent and the car was actually stolen.
The purchasers took a photo of the suspect at the time of the sale and the Portland Police Bureau would like the public's help in identifying the suspect.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-to-late 20s, 5'10", 170 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.
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Officer Jeff Becker
Portland Police Bureau
Attachment: VIEW FILES
Sgt. Pete Simpson