Sunday, February 10, 2013
Doylestown Borough Police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a recent car theft.
Doylestown Borough Police are asking the public's help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with a recent car theft. The police department recently released a sketch of a man they say stole a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was displayed for sale at TransShop. The man is described as about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, weighing about 185 pounds, with close-cropped red hair. A receptionist at the shop told police that the man said he wanted to inspect the vehicle, so she gave him the keys. He was seen looking at the exterior of the vehicle, before getting in the Jeep and driving off at a high rate of speed, heading south on South Main Street. It happened on Monday, Jan. 14 at about 2 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A man reportedly stole a Jeep Cherokee that was for sale after saying he wanted to inspect it.
Police say a man who said he wanted to check out a car for sale stole it instead. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was posted for sale at the Trans Shop, according to Doylestown Borough Police. A receptionist told police that a man approached her, asking about the vehicle. She gave him the keys to inspect it. The man was observed looking at the exterior of the vehicle, according to the police report. He then allegedly entered the vehicle and drove off at a high rate of speed, traveling south on South Main Street. The incident happened on Monday, January 14 at about 2 p.m., police said. The man is described as 20 to 30 years of age, with close-cropped red hair; he was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The Jeep is valued at about $4,200.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Police named 26 people from three states in the $2.3 million international car theft ring.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Hart
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
More than two dozen people are suspected of being involved in an international car theft ring that stretched from affluent Philadelphia suburbs such as Doylestown all the way to West Africa. State police on Tuesday announced a series of arrests in the investigation they dubbed "Operation Wheels of Fortune." The 26 suspects from Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland were charged in connection with the theft of at least 57 vehicles, valued at more than $2.3 million – many destined for buyers located overseas. The cars were stolen from dealerships in the greater Philadelphia area, including Faulkner Toyota in Bensalem and Thompson BMW in Doylestown. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said the thieves walked into the dealerships when …